Wildlife Television Presenter and Voice-Over Artist
Ajay’s presenting credits include Springwatch and the primetime BBC wildlife documentary Inside the Bat Cave alongside Lucy Cooke. He has chalked-up over 20 appearances across the five main channels, including the popular BBC nature documentaries Countryfile, Coast, Winterwatch plus a live appearance on Springwatch: Unsprung. Ajay took part in the BBC animal quiz show Curious Creatures making a winning team with Chris Packham. He also took on the BBC Eggheads as part of a celebrity science and nature team, winning his head-to-head round. Other credits include Walking Through History with Tony Robinson and Homes by the Sea for Channel Four as well as several appearances on BBC Look East plus BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
Countryside Ranger and Conservationist
Ajay has worked in nature conservation for over a decade. As a countryside ranger, he earned respect as a young ranger on Britain’s first coastal reserve, Blakeney Point in Norfolk. He has also worked as reserve manager at Lindisfarne in Northumberland. Ajay currently works on Britain’s very first nature reserve, Wicken Fen, alongside 100 Konik ponies, 50 Highland cattle and a host of special wildlife including important wetland bird populations that he protects, manages and monitors.
At home leading wildlife walks and illustrated talks, Ajay is an engaging speaker, drawing on his unique experiences as a ranger. He is also a nature writer, having authored magazine articles and scientific reports.
Growing up in East Anglia, Ajay became interested in wetland birds, developing a love of the fenland landscape and a passion for its conservation. Through his career in environmental conservation, he went on to work with breeding seabirds, in particular terns, contributing to national monitoring programmes. He has also studied wildflowers and seals, managing England’s largest Grey Seal rookery during a period of incredible population growth. Ajay currently resides on the Norfolk-Cambridgeshire border, surrounded by Whooper Swans and Common Cranes in winter. During the summer, Ajay conducts wildlife surveys in the Norfolk Broads, monitoring and championing habitat creation for nature on farmland.