Award winning Wildlife TV Presenter
In September 2020 Iolo received the West of England Onscreen Talent Award from the Royal Television Society for his work on The Watches.
Welsh & English Speaking
A passionate, inspiring speaker who’s addressed the Welsh assembly on conservation issues, a published author and wildlife columnist. Iolo’s natural history knowledge is global.
Iolo was born and bred in mid Wales. Having completed a degree in ecology from North East London Polytechnic, he went on to work for the RSPB for almost 15 years. His role as Species Officer for Wales saw him work with some of the country’s rarest breeding birds and this, inevitably, brought him to the attention of the media.
Two series for BBC 2, Visions of Snowdoniaand Birdman, followed his work as an RSPB officer and in the late 1990s, Iolo left the Society to work full-time in the media. His series, in both Welsh and English, concentrated on the wildlife of Wales and the world and he co-presented several network series such as Nature’s Top 40and Countryfile.
Since 2010, Iolo has been part of the Springwatch, Autumnwatchand Winterwatchpresenting team and he has presented several series such as Wild Wales, Rugged Walesand Great Welsh Parksfor BBC 2.
He has written several books on Welsh wildlife in both English and Welsh and he is a regular contributor to several magazines, including ‘BBC Wildlife’.
Iolo is a qualified paraglider and has a PADI Divemaster qualification. He is a patron of several Welsh conservation organisations and is currently president of the Welsh Ornithological Society.
Iolo is a keen sportsman, having played rugby for most of his life and has undertaken charity walks up Kilimanjaro for Velindre Cancer Care and has twice trekked the length of Wales for Air Ambulance and Hope House/Ty Hafan children’s hospices.