Oliver Rampley created a fishing guiding service focused on Florence’s Arno river in 2013. This business evolved to offer bird and wildlife watching across Tuscany.
Altana Europe was founded in 2016 to give predominant attention to bird and wildlife watching trips and create scope for specialist experiences based on: conservation management; the science and ethics of selective management hunting of hooved animals; discourses around sustainability and ‘where food comes from’.
Nowadays, Oliver’s trips with clients and his independent studies and adventures are focused on these complex and intersecting areas. Working with a kaleidoscope of naturalists, ornithologists, gamekeepers, chefs and institutions, Oliver has led hundreds of trips. Annually, he currently leads trips in Italy, Spain, Scotland, Norway and Canada.