He founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 12,000 members. Dave was: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s Social Innovator of the Year in 2010; given Zoological Society of London’s Marsh Award for Conservation Biology in 2013; elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013; given the British Ecological Society Public Engagement Award in 2014; given Zoological Society of London’s Clarivate Award for Communicating Zoology in 2020.
In 2015, he was named number 8 in BBC Wildlife Magazine’s list of the top 50 most influential people in conservation. In 2018, 2019 and 2020 he was named as a “Highly Cited Researcher” by Thompson ISI. Finally, Dave is a trustee of Pesticide Action Network, and an “Ambassador” for the UK Wildlife Trusts.
This night will be buzzin’!