James Parry is a writer and consultant specialising in history, heritage, wildlife and the environment. After training as a conservation officer with English Heritage, he joined the British Council, working in East Africa and the Middle East before returning to the UK to do a Master’s degree and then joining the National Trust as its academic editor. He now leads wildlife and heritage tours and writes on natural history and conservation for various newspapers and magazines, including BBC Wildlife, Country Life, Countryfile and BirdWatching. He has also written several books, including Global Safari (2007), Rainforest Safari (2008) and The Mating Lives of Birds (2012). He is currently working on a book about Emma Turner, the pioneering early 20th-century bird photographer.