Louisa Richmond-Coggan (She/Her)

Consultant, LRC Wildlife Conservation

About Louisa Richmond-Coggan

I'm a consultant collaborating with Unearthodox as an External Innovator, where I'm dedicated to mapping innovative Web 3.0 technology solutions and opportunities for conservation organisations in order to maximise our impact. As well as developing tools to support knowledge sharing, integration, and implementation of specific Web 3.0 technologies into conservation organisations and their projects. Are you working in or with Web 3.0 technologies such as blockchain, tokens, NFTs, VR, AR, DAOs, IoT, and the metaverse, developing new ideas and projects? Or are you just curious about this technology? If so, please reach out and get in touch, as it would be great to connect and discuss your thoughts and experiences!


I am a Sustainable Conservation Practitioner and Capacity Builder with over twenty years of progressive experience working as a Field Researcher, Ecology Manager, Independent Conservation Science Consultant, and Academic Dean of the School of Wildlife Conservation at the African Leadership University. I have a Master in Conservation Biology from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, and a Ph.D. from Nottingham Trent University which researched the variations in brown hyaena density and distribution across South Africa. My career has taken me from fundamental field-based ecology and conservation management, project design, and implementation to training and developing the next generation of ethical entrepreneurial mission-driven conservation leaders for the future of the African continent. This focused on the ‘Business of Conservation’ to ensure that conservation becomes an opportunity for economic and social development, where natural capital is sustained or grown even for the betterment of our communities. I have conducted large carnivore and human-wildlife conflict research in national parks, conservancies, and private farmland across Eastern and Southern Africa. I have worked for international NGOs based in the UK and regional NGOs in Africa. I undertook the National Leopard Census Project which took a multi-disciplinary approach to understand the pressures on, and status of, the leopard population across Namibia.

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Information technology Monitoring and evaluation Other Partnerships and collaboration development Project/programme management Research Species Management

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What a fantastic idea, thank you for sharing!

Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Hi Louisa, thank you for sharing your journey with us; it's wonderful to read where your conservation career has taken you! Amazing photos also. Your words on how collaboration is key to achieving conservation goals resonated with me. I think this point also comes up regularly in our members' reflections when they post their lessons learned. Feel free to add your lessons learned in one of our channels (perhaps the capacity building channel would be suitable?) and there is a new activity that we will be starting soon, called WildHub Fika, which may provide support while you wait to return to Namibia. Have a nice day! 

Hi Thriza, thank you for the positive feedback on my intro, it really is appreciated! I have signed up to WildHub Fika, I think that it is a great initiative. Listening to Lindsey on the interview I was transported back to my days in Cambridge, we all used to meet weekly in a pub after work. It was a great way to get to know your fellow colleagues, to chat about our work, what we were all doing and possible overlaps and collaborations. When I left Cambridge, it was hard to leave this dynamic group and the buzz of our pub chats. I also really felt outside of the loop especially when you hear way down the line about new initiatives, collaborations and big ideas. It is great therefore that WildHub and Fika have created a fantastic opportunity for people everywhere to be connected so everyone can always be in the loop!


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