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 obtained a PhD on capacity development for conservation and work as Community Manager at WildHub and as a Lecturer in Conservation Social Science at DICE, University of Kent.

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

Charity/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Areas of expertise

Species Management Education & training Human resources

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

Yes

Intro Content

Resources

Is Your Leadership Style Preventing Community Engagement?

An inspiring podcast by Torrey at Aid for Aid workers interviewing Dr Deborah Cummins of Bridging Peoples who advocates for Process over Outcomes

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Nov 30, 2022

Congratulations on publishing your first co-contribution, @Muthoni Njuguna! You asked interesting questions and I enjoyed reading Mary's answers. I also liked how you made use of images that were already available (e.g. Instagram) and that you highlighted certain quotes that Mary provided. This made it into an easy & interesting post to read; Great job!

@Mary Brown : Many thanks for sharing your lessons learned with the community and wonderful to read how WildHub has been of help to you! I was wondering: would you perhaps have any resources on the topics of 1) how to improve funding for grassroots organisations/communities and 2) social justice (in conservation context or outside) that you could share with our community that helped you in your work? 

Nov 30, 2022

Thank you for sharing this with our community, David! How do the people who get interviewed by Janet respond to being interviewed by such a young reporter? 

Nov 25, 2022
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Thank you for sharing, Jack! Interesting episode. Would you be able to invite Daniella to WildHub as well? Then we can add her as a contributor to this episode. To invite others to WildHub, please click on the "Click to invite others to join" button which you can find on our homepage, under our welcome message. Let us know if you have any questions & many thanks in advance! 

Hi Jack, thanks for your message. Could you please email a screenshot or screenrecording of this error to hello@wildhub.community so that we can take this up with our platform provider and work out the issue? Also, feel free to share Danielle's email in that same email so we can try to add her for you. Another way you could try to add her is to go to 'edit' of this post, then under "contributors" on the right hand menu you will find the button "invite new contributor". Thanks for your help and response, much appreciated!

Comment on Introduction
Nov 24, 2022
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

A warm welcome to WildHub, Malin! Exciting times! How is your time in Brazil so far? Very interesting topic of research also - one that our community is highly interested in. Would you perhaps be willing to share a summary of your thesis results with the WildHub community, once you finish? Please also see our Contributor guidelines here for tips :) 

Great to hear you're having a good time in Brazil, Malin! Thanks in advance for sharing your results and summary at a later stage, much appreciated. Good luck with everything there! 

Nov 24, 2022
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Hi Chelsea, welcome to WildHub! Congrats on achieving your masters degree! What would your ideal next-step look like career-wise? 

Exciting! Thanks for sharing, Chelsea!

Comment on Community Found!
Nov 24, 2022
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Such a lovely message, thank you Ashley! Welcome! What would your ideal next step look like, career-wise? 

Amazing! Thank you for sharing. Sounds like it’s important to work in line with your values. Keep us posted on how things develop for you. 

Nov 24, 2022

Thank you for sharing, Jack! Interesting episode. Would you be able to invite Daniella to WildHub as well? Then we can add her as a contributor to this episode. To invite others to WildHub, please click on the "Click to invite others to join" button which you can find on our homepage, under our welcome message. Let us know if you have any questions & many thanks in advance! 

Comment on Introduction
Nov 23, 2022

A warm welcome to WildHub, Malin! Exciting times! How is your time in Brazil so far? Very interesting topic of research also - one that our community is highly interested in. Would you perhaps be willing to share a summary of your thesis results with the WildHub community, once you finish? Please also see our Contributor guidelines here for tips :) 

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