Daniele Clifford

Marine Futures Intern, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, The Crown Estate, Ørsted and Natural England

About Daniele Clifford

I'm currently working with Cumbria Wildlife Trust, The Crown Estate, Ørsted and Natural England as a Marine Futures Intern. I returned to the UK in 2020 after working in Alderney for a year as the Ramsar Officer for Alderney Wildlife Trust, responsible for leading the Ramsar Programme for the island's marine Ramsar site; home to two gannet colonies, breeding puffins, guillemots, gulls and grey seals etc. I was involved in everything from project management, ecological surveys, research (my favourite projects researched the impact of anthropogenic materials (mainly plastic fishing line) on gannets), events and, engaging and advising the government. Prior to this I worked as a Research Assistant in Seville and gained a qualification in European Community Development. I graduated with a BSc in Environmental Science in 2017.

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Areas of expertise

Project/programme management

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

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Recent Comments

Mar 15, 2021

That sounds like an amazing conference! Is there any place where we can see recordings of this conference?

Hello, I don't think the recordings are available to the public. However, slides from previous years can be viewed at http://coastal-futures.net/archive. 

Oct 25, 2020
Replying to Lizzie Bannister

Hello, you are right about the job specifications might be putting people off and that enthuisaism does count for more as skills can be learnt! I am already building up my experience but I still feel like I am competing with David Attenorough clones or people as skilled a Marine Biologists with scuba diving and research equipment skills that few people have!! I believe we need to make conservation an activity before expecting it to be a jobs-only thing. That way, jobs are born! For example, I volunteer for a local nature conservation and ama helping someone with creating a new reserve. This keeps our council environmentalists in the job, made a Forest School and keeps contractors and charities like Groundwork in, which creates more opportunities on the whole. Lizzie.

Hi Lizzy, thank you for sharing your thoughts. It sounds like you're doing some great work!

Oct 14, 2020
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Thank you Daniele for sharing these valuable findings with us and for highlighting this important discussion on the actions we can take on each level. I hope we can continue this discussion and take action within our community. With their permission, would you perhaps be able to share the Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders's report, once published, with our community as well? Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and key take-aways and also for your positive feedback on the WildHub Fika, much appreciated. 

Thank you Thriza, it's great to see so much optimistic engagement with the topic. Of course, I'll post a link to the full report as soon as it's published.

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Jun 29, 2020
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Welcome to WildHub Dani! It's great to have you join our community and lovely to read about your background. Wishing you a good training! 

Hi Tom, I just commented on your post before seeing this comment! Yes, I was at EBD. I did it through an organisation called DSC Regen. I assisted the group researching the transmission of vector-borne pathogens in 2018. 

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Jun 29, 2020

Hi Tom, I also did a three-month Research Assistant position at Estación Biológica de Doñana! I assisted the group researching the transmission of vector-borne pathogens in 2018. It's a fantastic research institute.

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Jun 17, 2020
Replying to Beth Robinson

Thank you! And thank you to you for joining in with the training workshop. I wish you the very best for your future career! Also, I thought you might be interested to know that the Lizzie Daley, the yoga teacher from the yoga session yesterday is Shropshire based! :) 

What a coincidence! It's so nice to meet more conservationists from Shropshire! All the best for the future :)

Jun 03, 2020

What a fantastic project! Thank you for sharing.

May 19, 2020
Replying to Beth Robinson

Wooo! I am new to this idea too and excited to try it out :) 

Yes, I'm looking forward to trying it! :)

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