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Hi there, I'm writing to introduce myself. Currently CEO at the Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) where we are focussed on supporting our work in Africa protecting chimps and in Australia creating the next generation of environmental leaders through Roots & Shoots.

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I have a background in marketing and fundraising, and have worked extensively for other conservation organisations like WWF-Australia and for a local Land Trust where I spent 7 years working on marketing conservation agreements and a $10M Revolving Property Fund. I also contributed to a peer reviewed paper on the the motivations and barriers for private land holders participating in conservation (esp with agriculture). 

Link is here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320717321353?dgcid=author

I am keen to bring together greater involvement in PPAs with younger people given the challenges for many involved in private land conservation being older and facing a myriad of challenges and pressures.

As CEO at JGIA I am also bringing Jane Goodall's mission of hope through action to life by creating programs from early childhood through to early school leavers that provides educational resources and actions that ultimately lead to opportunities for training that may lead into careers in natural resource management.

One of these, Embrace the Wild, provides young people with a resource kit with over twenty urban habitat projects to choose from. We are also producing videos for young people to get active in their community and here's one to give you an idea of what it's about. 

https://vimeo.com/615844632 

This launches in October 2021.

Thanks very much. Look forward to meeting more of you. Don't hesitate to reach out and say hi.

James

James Forbes

CEO, Jane Goodall Institute Australia

I joined WildHub to forge further connections in the conservation sector, to share learnings and to learn from others.

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Go to the profile of Adam Barlow
25 days ago

Hi James, great to hear about your work with the younger generations - as we are doing the same sort of thing for early career and practitioner conservationists it seems like we will be able to collectively help generate the next generation of conservationists.

Go to the profile of James Forbes
25 days ago

Thanks Adam. Have you linked up with Roots & Shoots in the UK? 

Here's their URL https://www.rootsnshoots.org.uk

Cheers

James

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
23 days ago

A warm welcome to our WildHub community, James! Thanks very much for your introduction post; it is great to read about your background and current work at JGI Australia.