Brooke Aldrich (She/Her)

Deputy CEO and Lead Coordinator, Asia for Animals Coalition (AfA) and the AfA Macaque Coalition (MACC)

About Brooke Aldrich

I'm also a long-term Trustee and Director of Neotropical Primate Conservation. 

I started working with captive rescued monkeys in 1999 and went on to earn an MSc in Primate Conservation (Oxford Brookes University) and another in International Animal Welfare Ethics and Law (University of Edinburgh). I've worked for a number of animal welfare organizations, most recently the Animals Asia Foundation and the Asia for Animals Coalition. I've been trustee and director for Neotropical Primate Conservation since its establishment as a UK charity in 2007. I'm particularly interested in the way human and non-human primates relate to one another, and the intersection between conservation and animal welfare. I feel that it's important that these are treated as complimentary, rather than contradictory, concepts. At present I am exploring primate welfare in the context of human-macaque conflict mitigation strategies. Please feel free to contact me here to talk about this if it's of interest to you! I am originally from the US but have lived in the UK for many years.

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Charity/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Areas of expertise


Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?

Not applicable

Would you like to be added to the calendar invitation for our monthly WildHub Socials?

Unsure, I would like more information about these socials

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Recent Comments

May 08, 2024
Replying to Eniang Inemesit Edem

Thank you for sharing this here.

I hope there would be a certificate of participation for this 🤔.

Hello there! I'm not sure that it's formal enough to warrant participation certificates - it's more of a collective effort for those organizations and individuals who advocate for macaques, their conservation and their welfare to really highlight their work and why they do it. Do you see it differently? I'd be interested to know more!

Apr 12, 2024
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

@Reyni Tresia Palohoen and @Yunita Siwi : perhaps of interest to you and the Selematkan Yaki team? Feel free to spread the word in your (macaque) networks! 

Yes, the more the merrier! Selamatkan Yaki is welcome. We've been speaking to @Ziva Justinek about this, who can hopefully pass on any/all details to Reyni and Yunita! :) 

Mar 01, 2024

Looking forward to seeing you all there! 

Sep 16, 2022
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing, Robin!

Perhaps of interest to you /to share with your networks @Sabrina Brando, @Craig Grant , @Silver James , @abbie parker @Jenny Desmond and @Brooke Aldrich ?

Thanks Thirza, I will share this with Elliot, the coordinator of our Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers Coalition!  I'll also suggest he joins WildHub. 

May 18, 2022
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Hi Brooke, thanks for sharing this ask for help! Linking in some more members to this conversation: Any thoughts or connections you can offer to Brooke @Lucy Radford @BENJAMIN LEE @Rebecca Sweet ?

Thanks Thirza! 

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