Marsya Sibarani

Researcher, Wildlife Conservation Society
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.
Raymond SAUTI

Researcher, Raymond

PhD candidate in Forest Engineering; My goal is to be qualified and competent researcher, equipped with latest tools, techniques and knowledge that will enable me to handle emerging problems and validate myself as a valuable resource all over the world. İ am currently working for H2020 project called (Alternative Models and Robust Decision-Making for Future Forest management) and also involved in another international project entitled" Exploring the Adaptation Potential of Marmara Forests to Climate Change". İ have an experience in Forest Engineering, Ecosystem services management, Spatiotemporal change of LULCC and Environment management.
SUSAN CHEYNE

Co-Director, Borneo Nature Foundation

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

Head of Social Media & Content Designer, Thailand Elephants

Jessie Panazzolo

Founder, Lonely Conservationists

After a decade of training to be a wildlife conservationist, I founded Lonely Conservationists to help conservationists thrive by providing a platform to be heard, employment pathways and a strong community foundation. As well as running Lonely Conservationists, I teach sustainability incursions and excursions to school students in a classroom, forest and marine park environments.
Thirza Loffeld

WildHub Community Manager, WildTeam UK

My background is mainly in species conservation, education and capacity development. For several years, I researched mother-young interactions in gorillas and chimpanzees, in captivity and the wild. After that, I worked for three years in Indonesia, where I developed and implemented youth ambassador and community engagement programmes on local and regional scales. These programmes are aimed at building conservation capacity and promoting stewardship. I currently conduct my PhD research on the professional development of conservation professionals and work as Community Manager at WildHub.
Adam Barlow

Executive Director, WildTeam UK

I help run a UK charity that builds the capacity of conservationists to plan, implement, monitor, and report on their work. I also have a fair bit of experience in tiger and sea turtle conservation.