Thirza LoffeldWildHub Community Manager, WildTeam UK
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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.
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.
Conservation Catalyst + Wildlife and Remote Sensing Scientist, Searching for opportunities
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 helped me create strong connections that would guide and support my next move, back to the Monterey Bay area to research plastic pollution while earning my MSc degree. While writing my thesis, I began working with NASA-Ames on projects using satellite imagery and big data to investigate drought, this experience immensely strengthened my project management and data analysis skills. Because I am always looking to improve, last year I ventured into conservation writing wanting to build on my science communication and interviewing skills. If you would like your projects or career journey to be featured in WildHub, please "follow" and reach out to set up a brief interview.
I work for WildTeam UK, helping to engage more conservationists with our training and resources - get in touch if you'd like to find out more! Before joining WildTeam I co-ordinated conservation research for a UK-based woodland charity, did 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.
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.
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.
I'm a recent 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 🖋.
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.
I am Loretta Andrade from Mangalore (also known as Rome of the East), India! I am an Administrative and Business Operations Professional with over two decades of work experience in India and Abroad. I am very passionate about Animals and Wildlife. I am currently associated with a company called F5 and serve as the Executive Administrative & Business Partner to the Vice President of Engineering who is also the India Business Leader. This is one of the best organizations I have worked for in all my career! I have a wonderful Leadership and Executive Team who have a very strong vision for the growth and development of the company. Over the years, I have acquired and equipped myself with a diverse range of skills. I also love learning new topics and developing further skills to be productive and efficient in my scope of knowledge and work contributions. “Every Winner was once a Beginner”!
Beyond work, I love to spend time with Animals and do work supporting Wildlife Conservation. The reason behind managing multiple corporate and conservation tasks is that I am very passionate and committed to what I do. I believe if you are determined on achieving something that you care about and if you follow a specific routine and have good time management, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, you can achieve much more than your caliber. Though mine was self-inspiration to take up such work, what moved me personally was the hard work, dedication, and humility of Jose Louies, an eminent Wildlife Conservationist who is a very dear friend and great work partner. We have achieved a lot since August 2020 when we were all confined to Working from Home!
I would love to share my journey and experiences with so many participants from all across the globe and also learn from each of the participants, as I believe everyone has a unique personality.
I learned about the Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation and Project Management for Wildlife Conservation from a Social Media Post (LinkedIn/Twitter) and that’s what connected me to the amazing Beth Robinson! Thank you for all the great work you have put together and I am sure along with the rest of the Participants, I will have a great and satisfying experience during the Training Programs.
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 2021, Youth 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.
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.