Let's welcome new members!

A place for WildHub members to connect and get to know each other.

Here is Marta from Extremadura, Spain <3

Hi everyone!! I' very excited to join this community and meet other people that like me are worried about the planet and are taking action to improve the nature's conservation and our own livelihood.  Introducing myself, I'm from Badajoz, a little city near Portugal at Extremadura, Spain. I love my region because is plenty of wild nature, birds, forests, rivers... but is endangered too. I have a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Biodiversity Conservation. I have more than 15 years of experience in Environmental Education with school kids and the general public. I'm interested in all related topics about ecology, conservation and all living creatures and their relationships, that makes possible the life on Earth.  I have worked in Paraguay granted by University of Salamanca and UNESCO Chair "Education for Sustainable Development: Strengthening lines of research in the area of ​​biodiversity and the link with society". My duties were teaching experiments design and basic biostatistics at UNA (Universidad Nacional de Asunción); doing a biodiversity's bird research at the San Rafael National Park (the major Atlantic Forest patch remaining), ringing birds and teaching young students how to carry out a basic research; and doing environmental education with young child and population living at the natural park influence area.  I stayed at Madeira (Portugal) working on two LIFE projects, one to protect the endemic sparrowhawk "Furabardos" and the other to take care of marine birds. The LIFE projects are the UE tool to support and fund the conservation on their territories.   Later I have devoted to natural ecotourism at Extremadura (Spain) and scuba diving tourism at Sharm el Shaik (Egypt), in addition to environmental education, or little research and consultancy tasks.  Currently, I have a job at an environmental consulting at Extremadura (Spain), working about the compensatory measures to take during and after the construction of photovoltaic plants. I take care of bird nests, mitigation and prevention of bird and bat mortality at the high voltage lines, soil restoration, reforestation, etc.  I'm glad to carry out this work because I'm sure I'm doing the best to protect the nature while the construction of renewable energy plants are trying to reduce the climate change. 
Jan 13, 2022

Hey there it's Ashly

Hi, I'm Ashly and I'm currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I work for a land trust that does land conservation work along the peninsula. I got my BA in Environmental Studies and Religion and I've been passionate about environmental justice and sustainability for a long time. I'm hoping to meet fellow conservationists as I explore what marine conservation has to offer. Happy to be joining a community where I can meet new people and get access to professional development resources :D
Jan 12, 2022

Hi from Brittany & Conservation Trauma!

Hi all, excited to be a part of WildHub! My background is first in conservation education and animal husbandry, primarily working with large carnivores and with elephants. I spent a summer at the Cheetah Conservation Fund, completed my MSc in Conservation Science at Imperial College London, and did my thesis research in Mauritius. Now I'm wrapping up a Master in Counseling degree here in the U.S., and conducting research on vicarious trauma in conservationists. I know from my own experiences and from talking to so many colleagues that the mental burden we take on as conservationists can be so weighty, and can come with all kinds of side effects. I hope to use this research to create more tools and supports, and keep conservationists healthy and in the fight for our planet! If you'd like to participate in the research, it's only open until the end of January 2022. Go to ConservationTrauma.com and share your experiences—it should only take 5-10 minutes. If the survey has closed by that time, feel free to reach out to me to hear where we are on analyzing the results! Or, if you'd like to share your own experiences or get in touch, please reach out any time at brittany.sawrey@gmail.com.
Jan 05, 2022

Hello, I'm Rachel

I coordinate Ceredigion Local Nature Partnership in West Wales.  I am interested in making wildlife conservation inclusive and the challenges of working in small nations with endangered languages.  My hobby is spinning my own yarn and weaving or knitting my own fabric and garments.  I look forward to meeting and getting to know you all.
Dec 15, 2021

Hello from Debs

Hi there, I'm Debs and I'm keen to meet and chat with others taking action for conservation. I'm passionate about protecting habitats and biodiversity and introducing others to nature. There's nothing I enjoy more than seeing the excitement in others when they have a new experience with wildlife!  I've got a fascination with invertebrates, especially bees and hoverflies. My  background covers community engagement, training, fundraising, project management, group development, ecological consultancy and species and habitat conservation. I'm a founder and director of the CIC: Wild Ideas UK  As an organisation, we exist to support community action for wildlife. Our vision is: Rural and urban habitats connected across the UK through action for nature We deliver support in: Training Environmental education and engagement Project planning Funding Project and group/organisation development Delivery Monitoring  
Dec 07, 2021

Bonjour !

Hello everyone,  I'm Diane Detoeuf, I've been working for the Wildlife Conservation Society for 7 years, most of my time in the Congo Basin. Currently based in France, I provide technical support for our community-based projects and social science across WCS programs, on topics related to monitoring &amp; evaluation, human well-being, and governance. Member of the Conservation Measures Partnership and the Conservation Social Science Partnership, you can see some of my work on https://consosci.org/ and on our youtube channel.  Thanks for accepting me into the WildHub community! Cheers
Nov 05, 2021

Introduction

Hello, I became passionate about marine conservation many years ago a took a career change. I ended up spending time around the Indian ocean, working in Belize and Madagascar for several years. I then self funded a MSc by working in Little Cayman driving boats and diving for four years. I just finished my Masters in Island Biodiversity and Conservation and a now 'enjoying' the process of trying to convince someone to pay me to work. I joined Wildhub to see what happens and meet like minded individuals.......
Oct 26, 2021

Introduction

Hi Everyone! I am a young professional working in the conservation space for a newly-founded NGO called, El-Koony Center. My organization is located in Western Kenya, and I am working on their fundraising and development team. I am excited to join this community to connect with others in this field. 
Oct 26, 2021

Hello Everyone!

I come from England but for the last two and a half years I have been working for Wildlife Alliance in Cambodia as a Care for Rescued Wildlife Tour Programme Coordinator. Organising and facilitating tours of our wildlife rescue centre and release station. In the last 18 months my role has evolved to include more online fundraising and communications. I studied a BSc in Animal Biology at the University of Gloucestershire in England, and also have experience in animal keeping and hospitality. I am passionate about post-rescue wild animal rehabilitation and science communication.Excited about what WILDHUB has to offer and hope to be able to make the most of it!  

About this room

In this room, we ask members to introduce yourself on here, tell us a bit about yourself, where you are from, and why you decided to join our WildHub community. Please include some professional information, but also something fun (e.g. what is your favourite type of chocolate, best wildlife encounter ever, etc.). If you could include a photo of yourself as well that would be great, as not everyone has a profile picture that is easy to see their face or even of them! Alternatively, you could introduce yourself by recording a video on our video panel option. Go to 'collaborate' in the right upper corner of the site > 'host a video panel' and choose the record this panel option. After you have introduced yourself, go to your profile picture (avatar) in the right upper corner > 'my videos' and you will find your video there. Click on it and you will be able to post it to our room via the right hand menu. Let me know if I can help by emailing me at thirza@wildteam.org.uk 

I'm excited to meet you all and hear your stories.