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Chris Morgan

Host, "The Wild"


Chris Morgan is a British-American ecologist, conservationist, filmmaker, TV host and podcaster. His stories from six continents have reached hundreds of millions of people worldwide as part of his mission to connect listeners to nature and to help conserve our beautiful planet.

For over thirty years his ecology and conservation work has focused on bears and other large carnivores worldwide, from the Rockies to Pakistan, and Spain to Ecuador. He emigrated to the US from the UK in 1997 and established Chris Morgan Wildlife for his wildlife research and environmental education work. In 2000, he co-founded the award-winning community-based education program, the Grizzly Bear Outreach Project (GBOP; now Western Wildlife Outreach, WWO), which was designed to bring scientifically credible information about grizzly bears and restoration to local communities of the North Cascades in Washington State.

Through his work as a wilderness guide, he has escorted hundreds of people into wild locations around the world from the Arctic to Antarctica, to share the wonder of nature, and trigger conservation initiatives.

He is the co-founder of Wildlife Media, the non-profit organization that produced BEARTREK, a feature-length documentary (premiered in 2018) that follows Chris’ journey by motorcycle to Alaska, Peru, the Canadian north, and Borneo. The film’s campaign has generated support and exposure for critical bear conservation projects in these areas. Wildlife Media is a proud sponsor of THE WILD. Chris co-created THE WILD podcast with KUOW in 2019 and loves the craft of creating and voicing immersive audio stories that bring people back to nature through their ears, hearts, and minds.