Thirza Loffeld (She/Her)

WildHub Community Manager, WildTeam UK
Philipo Herman Malley

Fundraising & Partnership Manager, Tanzania Natural Resource Forum

I have experience working on environmental and sustainable natural resources management particularly in developing countries contexts with Tanzanian Government, Local and International Non-Governmental Organizations. Experienced in Facilitating awareness raising and capacity building initiatives to a local communities specifically Smallholder Farmer Groups, Small and Medium Enterprises in areas related to climate change adaptation, wildlife conservation, land-use & land rights, and Networks in Tanzania and beyond. This encompasses field experience working with local communities on array of issues including advocating for pastoral rights, policy support, capacity building, sustainable management of natural capital and on climate change issues affecting rural producers in developing countries as well as experiences in international platforms, fora and networks. With a combination of a Master of Science Degree in Land Management, specializing in ecological conservation from Cranfield University, I have developed skill sets that enable understanding of challenges including development challenges facing countries in an environment where resource scarcity is increasing, population is rising and climate becoming more variable. My current career focus include: • Sustainable land management & arresting land degradation with communities (local/traditional knowledge, priorities and aspirations) at centre of the development of tools and methodologies • Working with local communities and national governments on climate change adaptation and resilience in different sectors • Climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience with a focus on low carbon development in agriculture and energy sectors • Coordinating policy issues around responsible governance of land tenure, adaptation, natural resources management and informed decision-making as a basis for sustainable development. I am also committed to contributing to a body of knowledge and data that will contribute to the realization of Agenda 2030.
Philipo Herman Malley

Program Manager: Research and Development Projects, Peace for Conservation

I have experience working on environmental and sustainable natural resources management particularly in developing countries contexts with Tanzanian Government, Local and International Non-Governmental Organizations. This encompasses field experience working with local communities on array of issues including advocating for pastoral rights, policy support, capacity building, sustainable management of natural capital and on climate change issues affecting rural producers in developing countries as well as experiences in international platforms, fora and networks. I am currently a program manager in research and development projects with peace for conservation (November 2018 to date). I worked with the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka in Tanzania as an assistant lecturer (March 2006 to November 2018) With a combination of a Master of Science Degree in Land Management, specializing in ecological conservation from Cranfield University, I have developed skill sets that enable understanding of challenges including development challenges facing countries in an environment where resource scarcity is increasing, population is rising and climate becoming more variable. My current career focus include: • Sustainable land management & arresting land degradation with communities (local/traditional knowledge, priorities and aspirations) • Working with local communities, national and international governments and organizations on climate change adaptation • Climate change mitigation with a focus on low carbon development • Coordinating policy issues around responsible governance of tenure and informed decision-making as a basis for sustainable development. I am also committed to contributing to a body of knowledge and data that will contribute to the realization of Agenda 2030.
Shelley Bolderson

Alumni and Communications Coordinator, Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership

Ben King

Pearl Mussel Officer, The Freshwater Biological Association

I have a MSc in Zoo Conservation Biology with Distinction from the University of Plymouth, linked with Paignton Zoo Environmental Park; the Wild Planet Trust. During my MSc, WildTeam gave a presentation on conservation planning, further teaching me of the fundamental importance of planning for a successful conservation project. In the future, I would like to complete WildTeam's Project Management for Wildlife Conservation training so I can plan and manage such projects as the one I am currently working on.
Jack

Project and Fundraising Coordinator, Restore Our Planet

Solene Dengler

Environmental Economist, Independent

I am an environmental economist so most of my professional life I worked on projects that related to "human habitats". But since I have been a child I have been fascinated and have a special way of connecting with animals. So working across worlds and finding effective ways to protect ecosystems is my passion. It is a privilege for me to exchange and connect with people who have been involved all their lives in conservation.
Eko Prasetyo

Best Management Practice Specialist for Orangutan Conservation, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation

Kate Stephenson

Head of Communications, Whitley Fund for Nature

As Head of Communications at Whitley Fund for Nature, I am responsible for leading the organisation’s communications strategy, using the charity’s platform to spread awareness about Whitley Award winners across WFN’s website and social media. I lead on campaigns, and support across the charity’s PR and events to raise the profile of Whitley Award winners. I'm also a Trustee of Born Free Foundation, and I founded The Wildlife Blogger Crowd in 2020; a virtual network of over 250 bloggers, social media influencers, podcasters, and filmmakers. In 2021, I published a book of our collective works, ‘Connections With Nature’.

Manon Verijdt

Founder, Ubuntu Magazine

Sheyka Nugrahani Fadela

Technical Project Officer of North Maluku and North Sulawesi, Wildlife Conservation Society - Indonesia Program

James Goetz

PhD Student, Cornell Univ. Dept Nat. Res & Environment

I work chiefly in the Caribbean, and chiefly on Hispaniola, on conservation planning and direct action to conserve forests and birds. In Haiti, I direct a forest conservation program that is protecting and restoring some of the last broadleaf forest in SE Department. I am especially interested in adaptive management, results-based conservation planning (e.g. Open Conservation Standards) and conservation leadership, to continually improve our conservation practice, participation, and impact.

Cristóvão

Wildlife Student, Zambeze University

Silto Jaime Cristóvão is a Biodiversity Conservation Specialist and Environmental Activist. He has a degree in Biology teaching with habilitations in Chemistry teaching from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the Pedagogical University of Mozambique (UP-FCNM). Currently he is a Master candidate in Geographic Information Systems and Natural Resources Monitoring at the Catholic University of Mozambique, Faculty of Economics and Management (UCM-FEG), Beira, Sofala and Master candidate in Territorial Planning and Biodiversity Conservation from Zambezi University, Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources (UZ-FEARN), Chimoio, Manica. He is also a candidate for a Professional Driver's License. Mr Cristóvão worked as Coordinator of SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool), Biodiversity Survey and Monitoring in Niassa Lion Project or Niassa Carnivores Project, a Biodiversity Conservation and Environment Protection company based in Niassa Special Reserve. Has experience in biodiversity research, especially carnivores, having participated in the last carnivore research call up edition, in the Niassa Special Reserve in 2018.

He also worked as a Research Officer for the Wildlife Conservation Society Mozambique, a non-profit organization that manages the Niassa Special Reserve in partnership with the Government of Mozambique through the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC). Silto Jaime Cristóvão has a wide experience in Natural Resources Monitoring, Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Protection acting as Conservation Biologist. He has taught Biology and Chemistry and has experience in the areas of Journalism and Radio Broadcasting with emphasis on radio journalism and voice-over.

Skills: Conservation and Law Enforcement in Protected Areas, Research and Monitoring, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Science, Spatial Analysis, Remote Sensing (RS), Global Positioning System (GPS), Fieldwork and Camera Traps Monitoring, Community Development, Management and Evaluation of Environmental Projects, Ecological Data Management, Carnivore Survey and Call Up, Mapping and Monitoring of Ecosystems, Analysis of Policies and Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation.

Anish Banerjee

Managing Director, Think Wild Foundation

Blessings Munyenyembe

Forestry Technician, Department of Forestry, Ministry of Forestry & Natural Resources

LOFANGA BOLUKAOTO André

Enseignant , University of Kisangani

Kay Farmer

Capacity Development Lead, Asian Species Action Partnership

Galgallo Roba Guyo

Director of Marsabit Botanical Garden, Marsabit Botanical Garden

Wongani Sibande

Conservation Intern , Bats Without Borders

Faheem khan

Zoology Student , University of Swat

To obtain a challenging position in a reputable organization in order to expand my skills and knowledge, and secure a responsible career opportunity in which I can utilize my education and skills while making a significant contribution to the company's success.

Trinity

Nature Conservator , Department of Nature Conservation