Call for Conservation Catalysts

Would you like to enable better and faster conservation that helps save more wildlife? Now is your chance! We are offering members the opportunity to become a Conservation Catalyst with WildHub - see details below.

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Dear WildHub members,

Would you like to do more for conservation than your job allows you to do? Do you admire someone’s work or career and have not found a reason yet to reach out to them? Or perhaps you are interested in a certain topic and you would like to grasp every opportunity to discuss it with other conservation professionals and learn from each other’s experiences?  Now is your chance! 

We are offering our members the unique opportunity to become a Conservation Catalyst with WildHub! This means that you will be part of a team of core members who reach out to conservation professionals and ask for their lessons learned on a topic that they are expert in and our community is interested in. In this role, you will act as a catalyst in sharing knowledge, experiences, and ideas to help others in their conservation work!

For example, have you always wanted to meet Adam Barlow, Executive Director at WildTeam UK, to talk about capacity development for conservation? Becoming a Conservation Catalyst means that you can reach out to Adam using our brand-new direct conversation feature on WildHub and ask if you can schedule in a 30-minute video interview where you ask him the questions that you’re curious about and our members are interested in knowing. 

Feeling motivated and inspired? Fill in the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know if you’re selected: 

What are the benefits of becoming a Conservation Catalyst with WildHub?

Some of the benefits:

  • Be the change: In this role, you are able to catalyse the sharing of knowledge, experience, ideas and new solutions that enable better, faster, and cheaper conservation action that helps save more wildlife. Every new piece of content you create in collaboration with other members will get you closer to your goal as a change maker.
  • Broaden your horizon: Reaching out to other WildHub members in this role may broaden your awareness of the possible roles and types of projects out there in the conservation field.
  • Expand your network: This role will allow you to share ideas with other professionals and expand your network in the conservation world. 
    Grasp a unique opportunity - This role may bring you opportunities which you may not have seen or heard about elsewhere.
  • Gain free advice: In our latest survey, members shared that they had gained advice from other WildHub members. This role may enable you to connect with those individuals who are in a perfect position to advise you on your next (career) steps and/or give you insight into different aspects of conservation.
  • Be inspired and refresh your motivation: Working in conservation may sometimes feel isolated. In this role you will be given the chance to, at least once a month, get to meet somebody who may be inspiring, helpful, or a future collaborator, which may increase your sense of community in WildHub and conservation in general. 

Thirza Loffeld

WildHub Community Manager, WildTeam UK

My background is mainly in species conservation, education and capacity development. For several years, I researched mother-young interactions in gorillas and chimpanzees, in captivity and the wild. After that, I worked for three years in Indonesia, where I developed and implemented youth ambassador and community engagement programmes on local and regional scales. These programmes are aimed at building conservation capacity and promoting stewardship. I currently conduct my PhD research on the professional development of conservation professionals and work as Community Manager at WildHub.
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