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Stuart Butler

Stuart Butler is a journalist and photographer specialising in conservation, the environment and hiking. He spends a great deal of time travelling in the Himalaya, East Africa and southwest Europe. He has worked with some of the world’s biggest media groups, and has contributed to over a hundred travel guidebooks for Lonely Planet and Rough Guide as well as a number of specialist hiking and wildlife-watching guidebooks. Stuart also works with the UN award-winning Nashulai Maasai Conservancy (nashulai.com) and Nashulai Journeys in Kenya.

Stuart lives with his family at the foot of the Pyrenees in southwest France.


satellite image of a reef in palau, micronesia

Using satellites to monitor reef biodiversity

ByStuart ButlerFeb 15, 2024
Using space technology, a team of researchers has developed a technique for monitoring reef biodiversity on a global scale.
Join the Sea Ranger Service to help save the oceans

Join the Sea Ranger Service to help save the oceans

ByStuart ButlerJan 10, 2024
Get paid to help save the oceans with the Sea Ranger Service, which begins UK-based marine conservation training for young people this year
Population of seals and sharks rises off English coast

Population of seals and sharks rises off English coast

ByStuart ButlerJan 9, 2024
The populations of grey seals, sharks and rays are on the increase off the Cumbrian coast, but so too are invasive Pacific oysters.
New Caledonia to extend area of MPA banning marine industrial activities

New Caledonia to extend area of MPA banning marine industrial activities

ByStuart ButlerDec 16, 2023
New Caledonia takes bold strides to further protect some of the world's most pristine and species-diverse coral reefs.
Industrial pollution could be influencing the sex ratio of sea turtles

Industrial pollution could be influencing the sex ratio of sea turtles

ByStuart ButlerDec 10, 2023
A warming planet is influencing the sex ratio of sea turtles, but could industrial pollution also be playing a part?
AI and robotics being used to revive coral reefs

AI and robotics being used to revive coral reefs

ByStuart ButlerDec 3, 2023
Robot arms are being trained to restore coral reefs off the coast of Western Australia, and have shownb some positive early results
Best live underwater webcams

Best live underwater webcams

ByStuart ButlerNov 20, 2023
Go on a virtual dive while viewing these live underwater webcams of coral reefs, seabirds, sharks, kelp forests and sea lions
Surfers against Olympic construction at Teahupo’o

Surfers against Olympic construction at Teahupo’o

ByStuart ButlerOct 20, 2023
Locals claim infrastructure construction for the 2024 Olympic Games will cause environmental damage to the famed Tahitian reefs of Teahupo’o
a caribbean box hellyfish photographed at night

Deep-thinking jellyfish can learn by association

ByStuart ButlerSep 28, 2023
Jellyfish don’t have a central brain as such but, as scientists have recently discovered, they can learn through association
Octopus Garden breeding hotspot found in Monterey Bay

Octopus Garden breeding hotspot found in Monterey Bay

ByStuart ButlerAug 30, 2023
Thousands of breeding Octopuses - an 'Octopus Garden' - have found in the deep sea near Monterey Bay, California