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Dr Tom Corcoran 

PhD, MSc, BSc, MM, ACP

Conservation Ethnographer: I am dedicated to the world of storytelling through ethnographic research and developing projects around traditional knowledge, nature and cultural heritage conservation and community.

Dr. Tom Corcoran is a Conservation Ethnographer, Humanitarian, Global Explorer, and Writer who weaves traditional knowledge, nature, vernacular architecture and cultural heritage into vivid narratives. Born in Ireland Tom grew up in Australia, where he developed a deep appreciation for biodiversity and traditional ways of life, guiding his career in Cultural Heritage Conservation. His work spans from restoring tangible heritge to working in eco-tourism and living heritage in Australia's National Parks to global landscapes in Indonesia, Madagascar, South Korea, Bhutan, Europe, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Corcoran's academic achievements include an MM, ACP in Australia, a BSc and MSc from UCC and UCD in Ireland, and a PhD from Birmingham University in the UK. He has managed large scale private sector projects to humanitarian and development projects for the United Nations, international NGOs, and governments, and has been honored as a National Geographic Global Explorer for his work in Indonesia. His efforts have earned recognition from the European Outdoor Conservation Association (ECOA) and the FORD Awards for Conservation and Development projects.

As the writer, editor, and producer of the Global Explorer Magazine under the Fading Cultures Project, Dr. Corcoran is dedicated to illuminating the stories and traditions of transitioning communities, celebrating the enduring connections between humanity, heritage, traditional knowledge and the world around us.

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"Supporting community based conservation, biocultural diversity, and cultural heritage, with the aim of enriching lives of those around me."

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