The Unique Life of a Ranger

The Unique Life of a Ranger : Seasons of Change on Blakeney Point

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Few people have had the privilege of living on an isolated nature reserve of international importance, their every move judged by countless critics. Young ranger Ajay Tegala, embarking on his placement at Blakeney Point aged just nineteen, would have to stand firm in the face of many challenges to protect the wildlife of one of Britain's prime nature sites.

In over 120 years, only a select few rangers have devoted their heart and soul to the wildlife of Norfolk's Blakeney Point. Watching and learning from his predecessors, Ajay faced head-on the challenges of the elements, predators and an ever-interested public. From the excitement of monitoring the growing grey seal population, to the struggles of trying to safeguard nesting birds from a plethora of threats, in The Unique Life of a Ranger, Ajay shares the many emotions of life on the edge of land and sea with honesty and affection.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 28mm | 462g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 Plates, color; 30 Illustrations, color; 20 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1803990295
  • 9781803990293
  • 494,270

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Author interview on BBC Look East Author interview on BBC Radio Norfolk "It's a fascinating insight into the world of a Blakeney Point warden, and the highs and lows that come with such a job. I only hope Tegala writes another book for his current workplace at Wicken Fen!" -- Megan Shersby * BBC Wildlife magazine * Author interview on BBC Radio Norfolk and Talk Radio Europe Featured in Country Living book pages "Full of delightful nature observations and peppered with endearing details of daily life at ranger HQ, this is an illuminating read of a life in the wild. Keep up the good work, Ajay; nature's recovery depends upon people like you." -- Sarah McPherson * BBC Countryfile magazine * "Created during lockdown, the book is a fascinating glimpse of a life known by only a handful of hardy rangers and wardens who made a lonely spit of shingle home in order to protect seal colonies and internationally-important seabirds." * Eastern Daily Press * "This is Ajay's first
book and contains fifty illustrations of beautiful scenery as well as insight
into life "behind the scenes" of the first coastal nature reserve in the
National Trust's care..." * Suffolk Norfolk Life *
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About Ajay Tegala

Ajay Tegala shares his passion for the natural world through his work as a TV presenter, and his credits include BBC 'Springwatch' and the documentary 'Inside the Bat Cave'. As a wildlife ranger, he is grounded in the world of conservation. At the age of fifteen, he decided to become a conservationist after a week's work experience with The National Trust. He studied Environmental Conservation and volunteered as an assistant warden on the Norfolk coast at Blakeney Point. After graduating, he became the full-time ranger on the Point, protecting shorebirds and seals.
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