About Ali Skeats
I'm delighted to be managing Cool Earth's work in Papua New Guinea - the turtle-shaped island that according to folklore was built by a great turtle. It has brought me in a nice line from my first conservation job working with sea turtles!
A lifelong interest in conservation and love of working with people doing amazing conservation projects globally, has led me here. All the conservation jobs I have had have shown me how great the power of small, motivated groups of people can be in protecting species and landscapes.
I work from the UK with a great team in Alotau to develop the future conservation strategy for Papua New Guinea. Our projects are led by people living in Cool Earth partnership villages who are empowered to protect their forest lands and traditional livelihoods.