Thirza Loffeld (She/Her)

WildHub Community Manager, WildTeam UK
Miki Tillett

Communications Manager, World Cetacean Alliance

As Communications Manager for the World Cetacean Alliance, I develop communications materials and deliver campaigns to support the WCA in its valuable mission to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises and their habitats.

Previously, I was a Digital Communications volunteer with WildTeam UK, and worked as a designer in the digital learning industry for several years.

I'm based in Sheffield, UK, but work remotely.

Fai Collins Ndi

Masters Student, University of Bamenda

I am a biodiversity conservationist from Cameroon. I recently completed a Professional MSc in Biodiversity Conservation and Management from the University of Bamenda, Cameroon and I am currently pursuing a Conversion MSc in Wildlife Resource Management in the same University. I have been serving as a volunteer for Apiculture and Nature Conservation Organization where we engage communities around protected areas in the North West Region of Cameroon in alternative livelihood activities in order to reduce stress on biodiversity. With the ongoing socio-political conflict in Cameroon’s North West and South West Regions, it has made conservation activities in these regions difficult as forest reserves are now used as hideouts for the non-state armed groups (NSAGs) whose activities are posing threats to biodiversity in these areas. With this setback, I have been working as an independent researcher in Cameroon’s Eastern Region precisely in the Nki National Park which is considered as the “last true wilderness” in Cameroon with lots of biodiversity. My studies have concentrated on forest elephants: its dung decay rate, population status, feeding pattern, anthropogenic disturbances. Human-Elephant conflict is very prevalent in this park which warrants mitigation.
Ross Rowe

Coach, Ross Rowe Coaching

I am a problem solving and executive life coach accredited with the World Institute for Action Learning and the International Coach Federation. I have over 25 years of workplace experience in environmental science and management. I coach for the beauty of life, wonder of diversity and rewards of exploring.

Dr Pranab J Patar

Chief Executive, Global Foundation for Advancement of Environment and Human Wellness

I am an environment and sustainability professional with over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, currently heading an unique environmental charity - Global Foundation for Advancement of Environment, here in Delhi (India). Over the years, I have led/participated in over 03 dozen result oriented multi-stakeholder programmes on conservation action, climate change adaptation, environmental research, water conservation, eco-restoration, citizen science and experiential learning. As a capacity enhancement specialist, I have trained over 10000 Corporate executives, Development professionals, Teachers & educators, Students and general public on environment and sustainability issues.

Alan J. Hesse

Freelance Conservationist, environmental educator and author-illustrator, AJH Education Comics & Cartoons

My conservation career started in 1992 when I helped set up and joined a University expedition to the Bolivian Amazon. What started out as a 3-month experience ended up being a life-changing inflection point that set my professional and personal course to the present day. My conservation experience was built bottom-up and hands-on, and includes field data collection and logistics, grassroots organization leadership and project management, community engagement and capacity building, M&E, training and behavior change, and lately climate education through authorship of graphic novels and other resources. 

Carolyn Rosevelt, MSc

Seeking GIS, Sci Comm, or Field Research opportunities, formerly NASA

Highly experienced in supporting policy and decision making through delivering data on marine species, coastal pollution, and water delivery on the local, state, and federal levels.

Early in my career I took every opportunity I could to gain experience in marine mammal science from California to Quebec. These opportunities created strong connections eventually guiding me to researching plastic pollution while earning my masters degree. As I finished writing my thesis, I began working with NASA on projects using satellite imagery and big data to investigate drought, this experience immensely strengthened my project management, mapping, and analytical skills. Last year I ventured into conservation writing wanting to build on my science communication skills. I would be happy to feature your project or career journey as a blog post within WildHub, so feel free to reach out to set up a short chat/interview.

Christine Tansey

Conservation Practitioner, Freelance

I'm looking for my next role, after completing a contract with WildTeam UK, helping to engage more conservationists with its training and resources. I also supported WildTeam Bangladesh in their work on the conservation of the Sundarbans mangrove forest and Bengal tigers. I have previously co-ordinated conservation research for a UK-based woodland charity, completed a PhD on phenology in plants and trees that involved a lot of citizen science, and have done many short-term research and conservation jobs over the years.
Rebecca Hansell

Junior Aquarist & Environmental Educator, Hastings Aquarium & The Curious Environmentalist

I am passionate about the world of conservation and education. I currently work as a Junior Aquarist at my local aquarium, whilst I complete my part-time degree in Environmental Studies. I run a website that highlights environmental and conservation issues and focuses on the importance of environmental education called The Curious Environmentalist. I have volunteering experience within the conservation sector including working on camera trap footage, working with reintroduced species in the UK and working to release and rehabilitate animals from the the tourist trade abroad. My long-term goal is to become a conservation communicator, spending my time learning, writing and giving talks about the work that is going on around the globe. For now, I want to learn from those that have come before me and keep gaining experience to hone my relevant skills and knowledge.

Lara Reden

WildHub Community Advocate, Self-employed

I want to have a positive impact on the environment and communities around the world. How I do this is pretty open; I have wide-ranging interests and am willing to adapt to changing circumstances.

Right now, I'm volunteering for the WildHub community and am happy to answer questions about the platform and do what I can to help connect people.

Ussi Abuu Mnamengi

WildHub Core community member, WildHub Conservation Community

My name is Ussi Abuu, I'm a WildHub Core Community member who is working towards achieving the Conservation Catalyst status. I'm based in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and previously worked at the Tanzania Development Trust as a Mapper. I have also been part of the UN volunteer programme since 2016. 

Victor Chanza

General Manager, Institute of Forensic Science

Salisha chandra

Vulture Conservation Coordinator - Africa, BirdLife International

Muthoni Njuguna

Volunteer Research Assistant, Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI)

Currently volunteering in Tsavo East National Park at the Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI). I'm a graduate of a Masters of Research (MRes.) in Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation from University College London (UCL). I have considerable experience working in community-based conservation initiatives in the Maasai Mara. My expertise is in the optimization of the Human-Wildlife-Livestock interface to ensure sustainable utilization of natural resources in savanna biomes. I'm an amateur birder 🐦 and a novice poet 🖋.
Jackie Symmons

Freelance Ecologist and Wildlife Management Consultant, Self-Employed

Self Employed Ecologist with extensive terrestrial practical survey, training and education, consultancy and advisory experience. All ecosystems and all worldwide socio-economic environments research particular experience in conservation, natural resource management resilience and disaster recovery. I've also lectured on field survey techniques, environmental impact assessments and flood risk management.

Loretta Andrade

Virtual Consultant, Nil

Hello Everyone! To start, I would like to share that I am a complete Animal Lover and passionate about Wlidlife Conservation! Beyond, a thorough and competent Administrative and Executive Business Support Specialist, having worked across multiple domains and industries from the Private Sector, Central & State Govt. of India, Higher Education & Fine Arts Institutes, Manufacturing & Service Industries, Executive Search Firms, Product Companies, and Non-Profit Organizations, accomplishing wide-ranging and specialized functions in Office Administration, C-Suite/Executive Business Support, Consulting, Human Resources, Recruitment Practices, Employee Engagement & Experience, Project Management, Internet Research, International Trade & Relations, Networking, Partnerships & Collaborations, Business Development, CSR, Client Service Orientation, Travel/Visa/Immigration, Global Relocation, Real-Estate & Property Management and Procurement & Vendor Management. I hold an International Experience, that provided me extraordinary opportunities to meet, learn and work collaboratively with diverse group of individuals and communities that gave me broader perspectives about the diversity of not just geographies, regions, culture or education, but also helped me developed a lot more personal and professional intellect and growth. There have been numerous opportunities I have had so far, to play an integral role and anchor Corporate & Office Opening Events, Annual Holiday Parties, Product Launches, Offsites for Leadership & Employees in India & Abroad, Celebration of Cultures & Festivals, Employee Family Day events, EA/Admin Professionals Day and Global Conservation & Technology Hackathons. I have an Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant from the Business Management Training Group, (UK) Ltd., a world-leading intensive and interactive executive level training programme, that has equipped me with the skills and knowledge required to become an effective and dependable Executive Business Partner. I have been recognized at a global level for extraordinary work performance and effectively managing a wide range of activities single-handedly that has seen recognitions and appreciation come from many stakeholders, including the Execs, Leadership, Clients, and External Business Partners in the Corporate and Non-Profit Sectors. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t”. Therefore, I believe there is plenty of opportunity going forward to learn newer and more advanced ways of working and make a broader contribution and impact. “Every Winner was once a Beginner!”
Josh Boyle

Education Director, ECO Consulting

Kevin Lunzalu

Co-founder, Kenyan Youth Biodiversity Network

Kevin Lunzalu is very passionate about transformative biodiversity governance, fostering youth-led practical solutions to pressing conservation challenges, and intergenerational equity. This interest first developed while completing his Bachelor’s in Wildlife Conservation and Enterprise Management at Egerton University. 

He is the co-founder and national coordinator of the Kenyan Youth Biodiversity Network, one of Kenya’s largest youth-led conservation organizations by membership, building the capacity of young people to address biodiversity loss through policy advocacy, ecosystem restoration, marine action, and awareness creation.

Kevin has received several recognitions for his work on biodiversity conservation, including being listed among the Top 100 Young Conservation Leaders in Africa 2021Youth of the Year 2021 Award of the Youth Agenda 254, World Bank’s #Blog4Dev 2021 Winner, and Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellowship. He was an invited delegate and speaker at IUCN World Conservation Congress 2021 to promote stronger youth voices in biodiversity governance.

Kevin is also a 2022 Aspen New Voices Fellow, a role through which he actively champions for meaningful youth engagement in conservation frameworks and policies, and advocates for climate justice. 

Juliet Landeman

Education Officer, Conservation Charities

Laura Nery Silva

Postgraduate Student, University of Kent

Temiloluwa Fajembola

Student, Society of Ecotourism and Wildlife Students

I’m a final year student of Ecotourism studies and wildlife management l, I am passionate about biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation. 

I am a climate change activist and nature ambassador, I have keen interest in taking actions to save habitats and species by making informed decisions, and strengthening community participation through education.