Originally from the UK, I have lived and worked for over 30 years in the conservation field in Belize, a breathtakingly beautiful biodiversity and culturally-rich part of the world. Over that time, my skills have evolved to fill a national need for conservation planning...something I love! Working with inspiring people, with communities, protected area managers, conservation agencies and the Belize government towards national conservation successes - and Belize has some great success stories!
On the down side, Belize is a very small country, with few opportunities to meet conservation practitioners from other parts of the world, so I am looking forward to connecting with like minds and learning from the community through this platform.
While I am focused on the conservation planning side of our organization, Wildtracks, we also provide rehabilitation of Antillean manatees and both species of endangered primate (the Yucatan black howler monkey and Central American spider monkey) as part of the national conservation strategies for these species...so I am also often knee deep in water and covered in manatee poo or providing social care to incoming primate infants in quarantine - a very fulfilling break from facilitating workshops!