HISTORY
Dale Morris and his wife Sasha Gilmore are native to Great Britain but have chosen to leave their home in order to follow their passion for travel and nature.

They currently reside in the Wilderness in South Africa with their son Sam and a few select house plants.

 
PHOTOGRAPHY AND WRITING.

Dale R Morris is a full time professional writer and photographer specializing in articles about travel, adventure, conservation and wildlife.

As of this time, Dale contributes regularly to BBC Wildlife magazine, Africa Geographic, Menís Health, Asahi weekly, AA Traveler, Vacations and Travel, Getaway, and many others. As a freelance contributor his work has been published, and continues to be published in a variety of magazines and newspapers around the world.

Articles and photo essays cover a diverse range of topics from new world Army Ant behaviour, adventure travel in the Andes, biological research in the tropics and bungee jumping in Costa Rica (to name but a few).

Daleís photographic work has appeared as stand alone fine art galleries in a number of high end publications including Africa Geographic, Getaway and Practical Photography.


 
FILMING.

Dale Morris has assisted a variety of documentary film crews in Thailand, Nigeria, Tanzania, Costa Rica and Greece and South Africa.

He has fulfilled a variety of roles such as: Location scout, scientific researcher and fact finder, advisor, fixer and logistics organizer.

He has also conducted on screen interviews as well as camera work, consultation, field assistant work and animal handler.

Dale can be hired to obtain specific footage relevant to his location using any variety of DV cameras. Scenes shot by Dale have appeared in several documentaries. His most recent project involved designing the story board and arranging the in field logistics for a BBC documentary about Tapirs presented by Vic Reeves and filmed in Costa Rica.

Below is a list of television projects that Dale Morris has been contracted to.

"Amazing Animals" Darwin's quest. Costa Rica. TBS Japan

"In search of Killer ants" Costa Rica, and Tanzania. Discovery, National Geographic Channel and BBC. Ammonite

"Journey to the black lagoon". Costa Rica. BBC. Ammonite

"Don't go there" Costa Rica. BBC Discovery

"The Gibbons of Phuket" Phang Nga Thailand. CNN.

" The Jeff Corwin experience" Santa Rosa, Costa Rica. Animal Planet.

"Invasion den mar" Nancite beach, Costa Rica.

"Earth matters" Phang Nga Thailand. (While working on Gibbon project)

"Orphans in the fading forest" Nigeria. Animal planet

"Wild things" Nancite beach, Costa Rica.

"Osomba, the new King" Drill Ranch, Nigeria. Germany

"Explosive" Thailand. Germany

"World current" Seattle based news program.

"Final Chance To Save (With Vic Reeves)" Tiger Aspect, Costa Rica, National Geographic, BBC

 
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH FIELD POSITIONS.

Following is a description of all the field positions held for temporary conservation/scientific research projects.

BROWN CAPUCHIN POPULATION CENSUS AND HABITAT ASSESSMENT

National geographic- University of Tulane.
Ecuador
Team coordinator contracted to census primate populations in coastal regions of Ecuador.
Photo essays on species and habitat.


SEASONAL DYNAMICS OF TROPICAL DRY FOREST FOOD WEBS

Earth Watch Institute, Organization for Tropical Studies, Brandice University.
Santa Rosa Costa Rica.
Five seasonal contracts over six years.
Focus on entomology and ecology.
Scientific field assistant to Dr Eric Olson and Earth watch volunteer coordinator for investigation project into food web interactions in a dry forest habitat. Job Involved monitoring and coordinating field experiments on plant/herbivore/predator interactions and dynamics; Training and coordinating volunteers in field techniques and Maintaining field sites and camp.
Staff photographer.

WHITE FACED AND MANTLED HOWLER MONKEY PARK WIDE CENSUS

University of Calgary/Alberta Canada and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology USA.
Santa Rosa and Lomas Barbudal; Costa Rica
A total of Six week long projects to ascertain primate population growths in Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica. Involved systematically transecting 10600 ha of Tropical dry forest habitat. Eight week project with similar goals in Lomas Barbudal wildlife refuge and responsible for training and coordinating a team of eight persons.

WHITE FACED CAPUCHIN MONKEY STUDY PROJECT

National Geographic/ University of Calgary
Santa Rosa. Costa Rica.
Field assistants to a Ph.D. project studying the male-to-male relationships in four wild groups of Cebus capucinus, Behavioral data collection, editing, and Psion units. Census and bio sample collection etc.
Staff photographer for subsequent article published in Nat Geo magazine.

OLIVE RIDLEYS MARINE TURTLE MONITORING PROJECT

Texas AM and University of Heredia
Nancite Beach. Costa Rica.
Monitoring mass nesting aggregations and solitary nesting marine turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) for a long-term population study. Predator monitoring and monthly report submissions. Tagging and education to visiting groups of students.

LITTLE PENGUIN POPULATION STUDY

Taronga zoo research dep't.
Australia. NSW.
Monitoring or remnant population of penguins on Remote Island off Sydney. Bio analysis of eggs, tagging, tracking and population census.

PLATYPUS HABITAT REQUIREMENTS

Taronga zoo research department.
Australia. NSW.
Monitoring of habitat parameters and statewide census of rarely studied monotreme. Also some behavioral studies were conducted.

MAMMAL MAPPING PROJECT

Taronga zoo research department.
Australia. NSW
Accompanied research teams on spotlighting trips into national parks in order to update species.




 
CONSERVATION AND ANIMAL WELFARE PROJECTS.

Following is a list of all conservation projects Dale has worked on and in what capacity.

PANDRILLUS. DRILL REHABILITATION AND BREEDING CENTER.

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Cross River State. Nigeria.

Coordinator and technical advisor for a rehabilitation and conservation project focusing on Drill monkeys (Mandrillus leucophaeus). Responsible for the day-to-day running of remote forest site holding over 70 drills and ten chimpanzees in four multi hector electric fenced habitat enclosures.

Job included all animal health and surgical procedures, site and equipment maintenance, training and coordination of over 20 local staff. Community relations and projects and just about anything else the challenging locality and conditions threw at them.

MONKEY WORLD CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY

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England

Eight weeks employed contract in preparation for work at Pandrillus Nigeria.

GIBBON REHABILITATION PROJECT

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Phuket and Phang Nga bay, Thailand

Island release site manager for ex captive gibbons (Hylobates lar).

Protocol advisor and volunteer coordinator for the Wild Animal

Rescue Society. Responsible for twenty animals, four volunteers, two local staff and all project property including two boats.
Designed and implemented rehabilitation protocols, veterinary protocols, quarantine, hand rearing and much more.


 
ECO TOURISM.

Dale Morris has worked on numerous occasions as a freelance wildlife guide and environmental educator in his various roles as project leader, zoo keeper, and presenter.

THE NIGHT TIME JUNGLE TOUR

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Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Self developed company focusing on forest based tourism with an emphasis on night time forest ecology, and entomology.

IONIAN NATURAL HISTORY TOURS

Kephalonia, Greece

Seasonal eco tour education guide for marine conservation company with specific education on Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) and work with monitoring project.


 
ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS.
Dale Morris has also worked in the following zoological institutions, as a zookeeper, education officer and contracted specialist.

SRAE KEOW ZOO Lopburri. Thailand
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BLACKPOOL ZOO. England.
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TARONGA ZOO Sydney. Australia
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EDINBURGH ZOO Scotland
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LONDON ZOO. England.
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BANHAM ZOO England
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