Mark Brazil

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Dr Mark Andrew Brazil (born 1955) is a conservationist, author and journalist, particularly noted for his work on east Asian birds.

Brazil was born in Worcestershire, England, and studied at Keele University, Staffordshire where graduated to BA in Biology & English Literature in 1977. In 1981 he promoted to Ph.D. at the Stirling University, Scotland with the thesis The behavioural ecology of the Whooper Swan. From 1998 to 2007 he was professor of Biodiversity and Conservation at Rakuno Gakuen University.

previously scientific advisor/researcher for Natural History Television New Zealand; currently: author, editor, lecturer and expedition leader.

Brazil has been "Wild Watch" columnist for The Japan Times newspaper since April 1982, the longest running single author natural history column in any newspaper[citation needed]. Also writer in residence for since June 2011.



Has also published numerous papers, magazine and newspaper articles in the fields of science, natural history and travel.

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