Thirza Loffeld (She/Her)

WildHub Community Manager, WildTeam UK

About Thirza Loffeld

My background is mainly in species conservation, education and capacity development. 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. I work as Community Manager at WildHub since 2020, and I am an Associate Member of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) at the University of Kent where I obtained my PhD on capacity development for conservation in 2022. 

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Charity/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Areas of expertise

Education & training Human resources Species Management

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?

Yes

Would you like to be added to the calendar invitation for our monthly WildHub Socials?

Yes

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Feb 19, 2024
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Thanks for sharing this opportunity Rohit! What is the location of this post? 

Perhaps this opportunity is of interest to your networks @Reshu Bashyal and @Kumar Paudel , and @Sushila Pandit - thanks for spreading the word. 

You're most welcome Reshu. Hope all is well with you, Kumar and Greenhood Nepal! 

Feb 19, 2024
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Amazing resources are on here, thanks for sharing Chloe, Laura, Martha, Flor and Lindsey! 

Just looping in some people who could spread the word about this: @Lucy Boddam-Whetham , @Lea Kaplani , @Lucy Tallents , @Jessie Panazzolo , @Farid Uddin Ahmed , @Zoe Walker , @Xyomara Carretero Pinzon , @Ruth Jepkemoi , @Shaleen Attre @Christell Chesney , @Grace Pounsin , @Grace Alawa , @Eberechi Cecilia Osuagwu, Wildhub Advocate , @Muthoni Njuguna , @Elizabeth Githendu , @Fai Collins Ndi , @Aiita Joshua Apamaku , @Nerissa Chao 

@Ghyslain Mabaya : There is a Stakeholder Engagement course in French on the CFC site too. Perhaps of interest to your ABA? Please find it here. 

Wonderful to read! Thanks for spreading the word Ruth! 

Feb 19, 2024
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Amazing resources are on here, thanks for sharing Chloe, Laura, Martha, Flor and Lindsey! 

Just looping in some people who could spread the word about this: @Lucy Boddam-Whetham , @Lea Kaplani , @Lucy Tallents , @Jessie Panazzolo , @Farid Uddin Ahmed , @Zoe Walker , @Xyomara Carretero Pinzon , @Ruth Jepkemoi , @Shaleen Attre @Christell Chesney , @Grace Pounsin , @Grace Alawa , @Eberechi Cecilia Osuagwu, Wildhub Advocate , @Muthoni Njuguna , @Elizabeth Githendu , @Fai Collins Ndi , @Aiita Joshua Apamaku , @Nerissa Chao 

@Ghyslain Mabaya : There is a Stakeholder Engagement course in French on the CFC site too. Perhaps of interest to your ABA? Please find it here. 

Thanks for spreading the word Grace, much appreciated. 

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Feb 19, 2024

A warm welcome to WildHub, Rosa! Great to have you join us and thank you for sharing about your background. Amazing to hear you co-founded the Guatemalan Crocodilian Group!

Perhaps of interest to you is our Conservation Catalyst programme here. which can be a great experience for networking. Let us know if you have any questions. 

Feb 19, 2024

Hi John, a warm welcome to WildHub, great to have you join us! 

I would like to connect you to one of our members @Anne Mauro who shares your passion about bird protection and could help you share your lessons learned on this topic, and that of aquatic invertebrates, to benefit other professionals working in this area. Would that be okay with you? It would be useful to learn more from you and your work. 

Feb 19, 2024

Thank you for sharing your lessons learned with us Suhail.

Perhaps that our WildHub member and recent contributor @Jose Esteves could also add his experiences and insights on creating a circular economy (see his recent insight piece here), which could be of value to the Kashmir area. 

Feb 15, 2024
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

A warm welcome to WildHub Rezoana! Lovely to have you join us and thanks for sharing about your background, what inspires you and about your work. 

What kind of opportunities (e.g. knowledge, connections) are you looking for within our community?

There are several snake experts in WildHub who have published some of their lessons learned, such as  who published "Living with snakes: strengthening co-existence amid life and death",  who shared an update on his work with snakes in India last year and  shared about Indian Snakes app here. We also have our member @Doreen Beatrice Kakai in Uganda who is the Operations Manager for Snakes Uganda Limited. If you enter "snake" in the above search bar, you may also come across members who are working with snakes in your geographical area. 

I would recommend having a look at our upcoming WildHub socials (information here ) - it's a great way of sharing knowledge and getting to know each other in our WildHub community. 

Thanks for sharing Rezoana, wonderful to read! 

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Feb 15, 2024

A warm welcome to WildHub, Md. Saddir! Great to have you join us and thank you for sharing about your background! Exciting times for you whilst you are completing your undergraduate course. 

Perhaps of interest to you is our Conservation Catalyst programme here. which can be a great experience for networking as well as learning more about wildlife conservation. Let us know if you have any questions.