Zoologist and Wildlife Presenter
Billy is a zoologist, wildlife presenter, filmmaker, and keen paddle-boarder, who has featured on BBC Countryfile and BBC Radio 4’s Nature Table. He has recently worked with The Badger Trust narrating their latest film 'The secret life of badgers' and has presented 'Our life with badgers' as part of National Badger Day 2021. Billy is currently campaigning with Whale and Dolphin Conservation on their "Lockdown Never Ends" campaign, with the end goal of ending the keeping of whales and dolphins in captivity. He has also been a regular presenter on Nina Constable Media's Wild World: Doorstep Discoveries, and has teamed up with ZSL London and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for Billy's Day at the Zoo LIVE.
He has also been a guest on BBC Radio Gloucestershire talking about his time observing badgers near his home in Gloucestershire. Billy is passionate about wildlife and inspiring others to learn more about the natural world.
Billy has recently been working with The Badger Trust, presenting a new film as part of National Badger Day, and he has once again teamed up with Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), campaigning to ensure that this generation of captive whales and dolphins are the last.
in search of wildlife.
Billy has traveled all over the world fueling his passion for nature. In the past few years alone, he's explored the frozen fjords of Iceland in search of orca, tracked down grizzly bears in British Columbia, gone on safari in Sri Lanka in search of elephants and he's even ventured to the other side of the world to find some of Australia's weirdest critters. Plus, he's even wandered around New Zealand's rugged coastlines in search of hectors dolphins, fur seals, dusky dolphins and sei whales.
CHARITIES and ORGANISATIONS
roles and collaborations
Billy has worked with a variety of different charities. He is an ambassador for the marine research charity MARINELife and is the patron of the Brighton Dolphin Project. He is also an ambassador for Paddle Logger and Sea Lion Boards.
He has also worked alongside Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) in their campaigns to Save NZ Dolphins and to say #GoodbyeBycatch. In 2019, Billy was asked to participate in the RSPB's 'State of Nature' campaign.
©2021 by Billy Heaney.