Thirza Loffeld

WildHub Community Manager, WildTeam UK
Lucy Boddam-Whetham

Director, Training & Operations, WildTeam UK

Brian Heppenstall

Lecturer in Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation, Kingston Maurward College

I lead and deliver a part-theory, part hand-on course in Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation at Kingston Maurward College, on the South Coast of the UK. I have managed Rangers and Engagement staff and overseen species and habitat management for over 20 years, but my passions are around people and conservation. From writing bids for engagement projects/roles to developing the future workforce, I believe the key to a brighter ecological future lies with people. I received the Alumni of the Year Award from Bournemouth University, in 2018, nominated for my work in supporting young people in Conservation, and our team have developed an industry standard placement scheme. I am also the co-host of a Conservation podcast; The Hive.

Natalie Rhaodes

Program Delivery Facilitator, SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity

I studied Marine Biology in San Diego, California and Wildlife Biology & Conservation in Edinburgh, Scotland. I volunteered, interned, and worked in various capacities at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Hopkins Marine Station, and on a small whale-watching outfit prior to my MSc, and I now work as a Program Delivery Facilitator at the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity in Sacramento, California. My passions lie in informal science education, outreach, and public engagement in the sciences. 

Lucy Tallents

Founder, VerdantLearn

E-learning, virtual events & networking, interactive data visualisation
Camille Lasbleiz

Founder, Primate Odyssey

Dreamer and adventurer for primate conservation I completed the MSc Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University in 2019 during which I had the chance to study a group of capuchins in rehabilitation at ONCA Wildlife Rescue. I then went to Ikamaperu where I was in charge of the rehabilitation process of the orphan woolly monkeys as well as of the communication of the centre on social media. 🙈 In 2018, I created Primate Odyssey a project to share my adventure around the world to raise awareness about primate conservation and inspire people to act for conservation. Embark on my adventures with me by following me on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook! 🌏
Henry Duffy

Marine Technical Specialist-Asia Pacific, Fauna & Flora International

Elizabeth Stephenson

Director, Marine Conservation Action Fund, New England Aquarium

Fred Nelson

CEO, Maliasili

Ahmad Isa Ansyori

Program Implementation Coordinator, Rare


President, Tambora Muda Indonesia

Panut Hadisiswoyo

Founding Director , Orangutan Information Centre

Trang Nguyen

CEO, WildAct

Grace Warner

Ecology post-grad student, Stellenbosch University

Chloe Hatton

Officer 2, People and Places team SE, Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru/Natural Resources Wales

- Currently working on the SE Area Statement for NRW - Marine biology graduate (first class degree, University of Exeter, 2016-19) - Expertise in stakeholder engagement and facilitation skills (previous role at Dialogue Matters Ltd.) - Qualified in Strategy Development for Wildlife Conservation (WildTeam course, 2020)
Holly Torres

Grants and Donor Relations Officer, Charles Darwin Foundation

Lauren Arnaud James

Head of Social Media & Content Designer, Thailand Elephants

Louisa Richmond-Coggan

Dean, African Leadership University, School of Wildlife Conservation

I have nineteen years of international experience in the field of conservation both in situ and ex-situ. From an early age, I have been passionate and intrigued by the natural world. My love of African wildlife and the continent they live in has shaped the person I am today and in turn the direction my professional career has taken. From my first visit to Tanzania to my current work in Namibia, I have come to understand the multifaceted relationship between wildlife and people. It cannot be denied that people are the root cause of a species decline but they are also the key to a species survival as well; this is my focus. Every one of my projects has grown my understanding of this relationship. I do this by taking the time to sit and talk to the people who are impacted by wildlife to generate real-world solutions. As a conservation scientist, I believe we should always be asking the key question ‘How can people and wildlife coexist?’ In 2016, I realised that to establish practices which affect real conservation results in time frames that address challenges before they become irretrievable, conservationists need to be more innovative, flexible and collaborative in their approach than we have traditionally been. My solution to this was to become an independent ecological consultant, able to work where and when I was required and, crucially, with all stakeholders and not just the ones my views were aligned with and in 2017 I started LRC Wildlife Conservation. In November 2020 I became the Dean for the School of Wildlife Conservation at the African Leadership University based in Kigali, Rwanda. As Dean, I am responsible for designing and implementing the School’s academic curriculum for undergraduate, MBA, and professional development programmes. Strengthening the faculty team and providing academic leadership for the School’s growing student body. The ALU School of Wildlife Conservation is an initiative of the African Leadership Group established to catalyse innovation and growth in Africa’s conservation sector. This is because we recognise Wildlife Conservation as one of Africa’s great opportunities and competitive advantages. We see the sector’s potential to drive sustainable ecological and economic development on the continent.
Megan McDaniels

Conservationist & Researcher, Mpala Research Centre

Diana Pound

Director , Dialogue Matters


Co-Director, Borneo Nature Foundation

I am passionate about primates, felids and large mammals, conservation education and outreach.