March 09, 2021- 9:30am Danny Catt, Naturalist, Photographer, Ecologist and World Traveller – ZOOM

Danny Cat
Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation Program Head  at  BCIT

Danny has led Adventure Canada natural history and photography programs for over twenty-five years. Danny studied wildlife ecology on Canada’s west coast and did postgraduate studies in east Africa.

Danny worked for many years as a Park Naturalist and planner in Kootenay National Park in the Canadian Rockies and his career with Parks Canada spanned thirteen years. He also taught at three universities in eastern Indonesia for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) before returning to Canada to teach at the post-secondary level which he has done for the past twenty-two years. Danny is presently the program head of the Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation program at the BC Institute of Technology.

When not teaching, Danny works as a biologist and photographer on expedition ships in the Arctic, sailboats on the Pacific coast, guides small groups on specialized itineraries, and lectures on cruise ships all over the world. Danny has a passion for travel and has explored and photographed the people, landscapes, and wildlife of close to one hundred countries. His photographs have been published in Canada and abroad with credits including the New York Daily News and Globe and Mail as well as Chinese Geographic, Macleans, and TIME magazines.

Danny has been recognized for his work and in 2016 was invited to join the Commission on Education & Communication for IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. In 2012 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and in 2011 was named a member of the prestigious New York City based Explorers Club. A past Rotary Scholar, Danny was selected for two years running (2009 and 2010) as the Canadian recipient of the Rotary Foundation Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award by Rotary International. The City of Burnaby, where Danny resided for many years, honored him in 2008 with its Environment Award.
In “Arctic Mysteries, Arctic Magic” Danny Catt shares photos of his adventures in the Canadian and European Arctic over the past 25 years. Danny, whose passion for conservation was sparked by travels throughout the province as a boy, has explored and photographed the people, landscapes and wildlife of close to 100 countries. His photographs have been widely published in Canada and internationally, including in the Globe and Mail and New York Daily News newspapers as well as Chinese Geographic and TIME magazines.


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