Iberian lynx in sunlight, Spain

Paul Lister

Paul Lister, custodian of Alladale Wilderness Reserve and founder of The European Nature Trust (TENT) is a bold conservationist. After twenty years in the furniture business and the sudden ill health of his father Noel, Paul had a change of consciousness about his life, purpose and legacy. In 2000, he established The European Nature Trust with a focus on environmental and educational projects in Scotland and Romania.

In 2003, he purchased Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, which is now the focus of a pioneering re-wilding and eco-tourism initiative. Paul is also a trustee of Foundation Conservation Carpathia. With Paul at the helm, TENT is expanding its remit and impact across Europe through travel, film and events. Paul’s unwavering mission is to connect both people and businesses to nature through an ever-increasing number of international environmental projects.

Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Ala Kul Trek, Arashan Gorge, Kyrgyzstan
A changing world requires changing behaviour
Jarrod Kyte
A year ago, in January 2023, the headline on the front cover of The Week was stark: ‘Crisis in the Alps.…
Feeding baby elephant, Reteti Orphanage, Kenya
The Steppes Travel Fund For Female Guides
Jarrod Kyte
Gender equality is a fundamental human right and as articulated by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, ‘a necessary foundation for a…
Keel-Billed Toucan, Costa Rica
Costa Rica: The gold standard for sustainability
Clare Higginson
Mañana es ahora. Tomorrow is now.  This is a sign I’ve just seen whilst travelling here in Costa Rica. Even Los…
Waves on the shore
It’s B Corp Month!
Justin Wateridge
This month, March, is B Corps Month. It’s the time of year when B Corps from every corner of the globe…
Two bonobos sat in grass, Democratic Republic of Congo
Footprint vs Handprint
Justin Wateridge
There is rightly much focus on the carbon footprint of our travels, in particular that of flying. Conversely, there is not…
Tea plantation, Nyungwe, Rwanda
Reflecting on the last year, with a look to the future
Jarrod Kyte
Between September 2021 and September 2022, we have supported organisations and projects who focus on female education and renewable energy -…
New saplings Brigg, Scunthorpe
Back to Brigg – Revisiting our tree planting project
Jarrod Kyte
At the end of 2018, some of the Steppes Travel team made the journey north to Brigg to kickstart our tree-planting…
Land iguana, Galapagos Islands
Paying a Fair Price for Nature – Galapagos Park Fees
Jarrod Kyte
The world’s natural assets are undervalued. One doesn’t have to look too hard to see evidence to support this statement: rainforests…
Morning River Cruise, Amazon Rainforest
We’re B Corp Certified
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At Steppes we believe in the power of travel as a force for good. This is fuelled by our continuously unwavering…
White-tailed eagle or sea eagle, Scotland
Nature’s guardians on Scotland’s west coast
Jarrod Kyte
While endangered flapper skates will never be the poster boys of conservation, the beautiful marine environment they inhabit on the Argyll…

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