Wales’s Development Coordinator
Develop and promote the work of BTO in Wales. Over the next few years I hope to make the BTO known to all naturalists in Wales. This will allow us to increase membership and our volunteer base, which will build on our capacity to record quality scientific data on Welsh birds, which in turn will better inform Welsh government and their advisors as they make scientifically sound decisions about our environment. A challenge will be to engage with the Welsh speaking naturalists, whilst striking a balance between their needs and the practical realities of a small charitable trust.
Joined North Wales Police in 1976 and stayed with the force until retirement in 2008. During that time I served very much in the rural parts of North Wales, latterly as a community based constable responsible for the largest rural beat in North Wales, where I was given autonomy to police the beat as I saw fit. This meant I was an integrated part of the community, working with various local authority departments, health professionals, schools, youth clubs, and community councils to provide the community with the service they required. For the last 15 years of my service I was also a volunteer Wildlife Crime Officer, a role I undertook on top of my normal duties because of my passion for all things wildlife and in particular birds. I have been a member of BTO since 1991, doing both BBS and WeBS surveys. I am a qualified ringer, with a passion for CES and training. I am currently Chairman of the Wales Raptor Study Group. I am a regular contributor to BBC Radio Cymru natural history programmes.
Email: kelvin.jones [at] bto.org
Telephone: 01248 383285
Postal address: BTO Cymru, Thoday Building, Ffordd Deiniol, Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 2UW.