Hello, I'm Camille :)

Dreamer and adventurer for Primate Conservation
Hello, I'm Camille :)

Hello everyone, I am Camille Lasbleiz, a French primate lover (I also love plenty of other animals)!

While completing a BSc in Biology: Ecology, Ethology, Evolution, I did several zookeeper internships in different French zoos. Then, in 2019, I completed the MSc Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University during which I had the opportunity to go to ONCA Wildlife Rescue a primate rehabilitation centre in the Bolivian jungle to study capuchins. In March, I was hired by a Peruvian primate rehabilitation centre, Ikamaperu, where I was in charge of the rehabilitation process of orphaned baby woolly monkeys as well as of the communication of the centre on social media. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic outbreak, I was repatriated to France. Since March, I also make short radio talks each Friday at 6:37pm (French time) about primatology and conservation (e.g. emotion in animals, self-medication or culture in primates).

In 2018, I created Primate Odyssey, a project where I share my adventures around the world to raise awareness about primate conservation and inspire people to act for conservation! It is composed of a website, an Instagram account, a Facebook page and a Youtube channel. I am focusing more and more on making videos, especially for Youtube, because I love it! I made a video about my adventure in Bolivia, my repatriation from Peru and vlogs about what I was doing in Peru.  Stay tuned, plenty of videos are coming! Thanks to Primate Odyssey and my work in Bolivia that was shared in French newspapers, all the professors of the MSc Primate Conservation awarded me the Alison Jolly Prize 2019 for outstanding contribution to Primate Conservation.

My dream is to work on wildlife documentaries: I would love to work on the filming part as much as on the research and writing of the story part and I would even like to be the presenter of the documentary if there is one! Please contact me if you have any advice on how to get there! :D

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Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
over 2 years ago

Welcome to WildHub Camille and thank you for sharing about your inspiring work! It was also lovely meeting you during our OBU Primate Alumni networking event at the WildHub Festival last week. Did you have a chance to talk with Allison Hanes during that event? She may be able to give you some pointers regarding wildlife documentaries. You can find her in our member directory  (click left of the WildHub logo in the upper left corner of the site and the menu will appear). Wishing you a nice week ahead! 

Go to the profile of Adam Barlow
over 2 years ago

Nice to meet you Camille. In case you had not seen it, here is a link to a survey for training needs for great ape and gibbon conservationists. It only takes 5 minutes if you have time and it would be great to learn from your perspective.