Thirza Loffeld

WildHub Community Manager, WildTeam UK
Victoria Gehrke

Conservation Coordinator, Mikajy Natiora

Miki Tillett

Digital Communications Volunteer, WildTeam UK

I've been a Digital Communications Volunteer with WildTeam UK since May 2019 (and really enjoy it!). My day job is in e-learning, designing digital training courses for corporate clients, but I'm hoping to switch careers and work in communications and marketing for conservation.
Muhammad Umar

Postgraduate Student , Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

I am a postgraduate researcher, very recently completed my MSc in Conservation and Rural Development at the University of Kent, Canterbury.
Andrew Gogarty

Postroom Operator, Publishing company

I am looking to follow professionals in the field and understand more about the opportunities out there.
Marsya Sibarani

Researcher, Wildlife Conservation Society


Cell Community Extension Officer, Albertine Rift Conservation Society ( ARCOS Network)

I am Theodore Nshimiyumuremyi, a graduate of Zoology and conservation from University of Rwanda. I am currently working as Community Extension Officer Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOSNetwork). I am highly interested in community outreach and development. I stand for fair and equitable interaction of nature and people.
Himani Kantiwal

Student, JC Bose University of Science & Technology

I am a Master's Environmental science student interested in studying biodiversity conservation, rehabilitation, along with the rural area development which is thriving on the sustainable form of living.
Kate Terriere

Programme Development & Funding Specialist, Ol Pejeta Conservancy


INTERN, Wildlife Conservation Society

I am Placide MASENGESHO and I am Rwandan . I have Bachelor of Science in Biology with qualification in Botany and conservation. I am 28 researcher in wildlife conservation society.
ephraim lombe

Senior Community Conservation Officer , Frankfurt Zoological Society

Ephraim Lombe is an experienced GIS and Natural Resources Management Specialist with a demonstrated history of working with local and International organizations in Conservation GIS and Remote Sensing, Community Based Natural Resources Management and Conservation Based IT. He possess a Degree of Bachelors of Science in Forestry from the Copperbelt University (Zambia) where he majored in Sustainable Natural Resource Management and a Cert in The Field of Technology, Communication and Transport from Karelia University of Applied Sciences (Finland). Currently he works in a multidisciplinary environment and strongly acknowledges communities (indigenous people's) vital role in sustainable management of natural resources through building their capacity in CBNRM & Governance, Participatory Land Use Planning for Secured Land Rights, Enterprise Development and Modeling Benefit Sharing Mechanisms in Natural Resources between and within the Government and Communities which are among the sources or catalysts of conflict, barriers or limits to human well-being.
Olivier Chassot

Candidate, WCPA Chair, IUCN

I was born in Switzerland, but my current home is Costa Rica where I have been living with my wife and daughter for the last 25 years. Over two decades, I have developed extensive knowledge in sustainability topics along with a wide experience in designing, fundraising, and implementing conservation biology programs, biological corridors, project planning, implementation and monitoring, the leadership of inter-institutional alliances at the national, bi-national, regional and international level, as well as in the creation of protected areas. My areas of expertise include biodiversity, landscape issues, connectivity conservation, transboundary conservation, protected areas, and World Heritage Sites, sustainable development, wildlife, governance, and ecosystem conservation. I have worked for local and international NGOs and the academy, and define myself as a passionate conservation practitioner compromised with high standards of excellence, and a team player able to build strong intercultural relationships. I love trail running, photography, reading, cooking, traveling, and meeting new people from different cultural contexts. I am fluent in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, with limited working proficiency in German and Indonesian. I am currently learning Mandarin and Arabic.
Caroline W. Kerichu

Executive Ofiicer, Forestry Society of Kenya



Independent Nature Conservationist Film Maker.
Chewe Chiti

Currently unemployed, Currently Unemployed

Michael Cunningham

Director, 9Trees Carbon Offsetting CIC

I love swimming in the rivers & sea, climbing mountains and walking all over the UK. Scuba diving, snowboarding and novice surfer. I love a pint and relaxing in the park when I see mates in the city. Growing up on the banks of the Wye I currently live rurally looking for the 'good life' Eco Sustainable living. I am hoping to help build my home, maybe my own log cabin! I enjoy networking and am an effective communicator, advocate and educationalist. Past experience, conducting business meetings & community engagement, have honed my skills in management of staff and volunteers. I have a diverse skill set. I am adept at statistical analysis, SPSS & GIS, management plans, report writing & scientific valuation of research. At this pivotal point in the earths future I have set up a grass roots organisation as I am passionate about making a change. Having worked in business, not for profit organisations, governmental partnerships, charities, practical conservation and humanitarian volunteering I feel I have a wealth of experience to help over the coming years. Both part time and freelance options appeal to me. I take pride in my continued professional and personal development, from amphibian ID, food safety to first aid & scuba diving. From my work with the RSPB in Primary schools, teenagers for the Devon Youth Service, to leading a team of youth in Nepal to volunteers in train carriage restoration shows I am effective all round communicator / enthuser. I have conducted business in many forms, I feel I have much to offer, using my initiative and positive dedication. Please see my linked in profile which shows how involved I was in Arts, Tourism, government and Business.
Jaima Smith

PhD Anthropology , Edinburgh City Council

Hi there! I am an anthropologist & primatologist with a deep love and admiration for the natural world. I’m originally from Arizona (though I lived in a few other states: CA, OR, and NY before moving to the UK) but now happily call the lovely city of Edinburgh my home. I moved to Oxford in August 2014 to do my PhD at Oxford Brookes University, then two years later I moved up to Edinburgh to enjoy the misty forests and mountains of Scotland. I am passionate about primate conservation, specifically gibbons, and focused both my MA and PhD research on the elusive & enchanting Javan gibbon. I have extensive experience working at conservation education and rescue and rehabilitation centres for primates, including both the Javan Gibbon Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre and Javan Primates Conservation Project on Java. For my PhD research, I conducted a population viability analysis for Javan gibbons, investigated the illegal trade of gibbons on social media, evaluated reintroduction programmes for gibbons across Asia, and conducted qualitative interviews with local people living on the border of Gunung Gede-Pangrango National Park to explore their perceptions of the natural world, and determine their extent of knowledge regarding Javan gibbons and the threats they face in the wild. Aside from my academic & professional interests, I love wandering around lovely forests (some call it hiking😉) with my husband and our wolfy dog, reading, creative writing, and dancing! I’m also quite passionate about wolf conservation and am (slowly) working on a book about the long and complicated history wolves share with humans.
Matthew Creasey

Technical Writing and Communications Specialist, WildTeam

I work for WildTeam UK, helping to write conservation best practice manuals and share them as widely as possible. Previously a Writing Fellow working with various conservation organisations across India. Background in research, particularly behavioural ecology. Bird nerd.
Antony Lynam

Conservation Technology Field Solutions, Wildlife Conservation Society

My research interests include the natural history & conservation ecology of small mammals, wild cats, Asian elephants, and tapirs, species responses to deforestation & habitat fragmentation, hunting & wildlife trade. I work at the interface between conservation science & applied wildlife management, using evidence-based approaches, statistical analysis, & technologies (camera-trapping, RS imagery, Cybertracker, SMART) to advise the conservation of wildlife populations in tropical Asia and East Africa.
Charles Thiede

CEO and Co-Founder, Zapnito Ltd.

My background is in technology, professional services and digital media. I co-founded Zapnito due to a number of related observations from my time in these sectors: 1) the social web is creating a huge amount of noise 2) expertise that brands have built up over decades is being drowned out and hidden from those that need it 3) these brands are therefore losing their audience to often undeserving and unhelpful sources, and 4) people are finding it harder to access the expertise that they truly value. I therefore decided to create Zapnito, a white-label platform to help trusted brands reclaim their audiences via expert-driven knowledge networks.
Caterina Cosmopolis

PhD Candidate, University of Sheffield

I am an Ecologist by training with proven experience in leading conservation and educational projects, currently doing a PhD in Public Health. My research focuses on understanding the impact of human-modified landscapes on sustainable development, specifically on poverty, health and food security of rural communities in the Peruvian Amazon. Interests: sustainable development & conservation, landscape management & conservation planning, land-use policy, wildlife management in the Tropical Andes.