Claire Stares

Claire Stares

 

Claire Stares is a freelance writer, conservationist, and animal advocate. She holds a BA (hons) English, an MA Creative Writing, and a PgCert Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health. A lover of wildlife and wild landscapes, Claire uses her writing to inspire people to engage with the natural world. She is a regular contributor to The Guardian's 'Country Diary’, and co-wrote the flagship book for 2020VISION, a multimedia project which investigated the connection between human wellbeing and healthy ecosystems, raising awareness of the value of restoring and protecting our natural environment for the benefit of both wildlife and people. Having spent the past twenty years living and working with wild and domestic animals, Claire has developed an interest in anthrozoology - the many and varied ways in which humans perceive, engage and co-exist with non-human animals. Having a particular passion for felids, she shares her home with six cats, is currently studying for an Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour (Feline), and dreams of travelling the globe on a quest to see all 40 wild cat species in their natural habitat.