Adam Roberts

Conservation Communications Consultant, Jahoo
Debra Saunders

CEO & Chief Remote Pilot, Wildlife Drones Pty Ltd

For over 20 years, Dr Debbie Saunders has worked as a wildlife biologist, specialising in threatened species conservation management and worked with diverse teams of talented people to develop the world’s most advanced drone radio-telemetry solution – resulting in the establishment of Wildlife Drones. 

As a passionate founder, CEO and Chief Remote Pilot of this award-winning deep tech company, Dr Saunders gets to empower wildlife biologists and land managers to achieve greater insights and conservation impact all around the world by cost-effectively collecting more data, more often with less effort.

How can Wildlife Drones help you? 
- Track up to 40 animals simultaneously and in real-time
- Survey difficult terrains like rugged mountains and swamp areas easily
- Save time, effort and money so you can focus on what really matters
- Collect more data, more often with less effort

She has received an ACT Innovation Award as well as an ACT Government Innovation Connect grant for her creative business solutions for challenging research problems.

Debbie believes that drones are a highly valuable and flexible tool that provide unprecedented opportunities for new insights into the world’s most complex and fascinating natural ecosystems.

Lauren Hemmings

Student, University of Nottingham

Hello! I am a modern languages student, fluent in French and Spanish. My real passion has always been animals, in particular southern African mammals. My dream is to move to Botswana and work in conservation or be a guide.

Science & Policy Projects Manager, Mindfully Wired Communications

Sofiya Shukhova

Conservationist and wildlife artist, self-employed

Lauren Arnaud James

Head of Social Media & Content Designer, Thailand Elephants

Megan McDaniels

Conservationist & Researcher, Mpala Research Centre


Student, UMH

Hey everyone! I am an environmental student deeply invested in the ocean/sea, and it´s conservation, particularly interested in marine mammals. I have done a couple of marine mammals volunteer,s one of them in Spain and the other in Scotland and I am really excited to keep learning and having such amazing experiences
Louise Masters

Conservation Biology graduate, DICE, University of Kent

I have recently graduated from DICE with an MSc in Conservation Biology. I have a particular interest in the conservation of herpetofauna and carried out research in the UK on slow-worm use of refugia for my MSc dissertation and I also worked in Jersey looking at agile frog habitat suitability. I have a background in local government technology and project management and currently work in this field.
Thirza Loffeld

WildHub Community Manager, WildTeam UK

My background is mainly in species conservation, education and capacity development. 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. I obtained a PhD on capacity development for conservation and work as Community Manager at WildHub and as a Lecturer in Conservation Social Science at DICE, University of Kent.