Following the completion of a Diploma of Technology in Renewable Resources: Fish, Wildlife and Recreation, Moira found her niche as an expedition leader and naturalist on the coast of British Columbia in 2008. Here, her passion for wild things and wild places, combined with a quest for knowledge and a love of sharing it, became a lifestyle. Moira spent seven years guiding in the Great Bear Rainforest, privileged to share her time with the whales, the bears, the wolves and the people that travel the world to see such wonders. Leading polar bear viewing tours in Churchill, Manitoba was soon added to her guiding repertoire.
Moira’s annual migrations now take her to see some of the world’s most iconic species, from penguins in the Antarctic to belugas and polar bears in the Canadian Arctic, and back home to the west coast of Canada in search of humpback whales, spirit bears and grizzlies. Moira recognizes that it is a privilege to be able to step foot into some of the world’s most fragile ecosystems, and it is one she does not take lightly. Moira enjoys sharing her passion for wildlife, photography, and the great outdoors and believes that a trip of a lifetime is made with laughter, new friends and sharing in the joy of discovery.
Moira works as a guiding consultant with company teams, aiming to diversify and broaden their guiding skills and naturalist knowledge base. In addition to her work with tour guiding, consulting and wildlife photography, Moira serves on the Board of Directors for the Brown Bear Research Network, a non-profit organization working to fund and facilitate research on grizzly bears in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. http://bearresearch.org
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