Antonia Leckie

Conservation Biologist, Leckie Nature Consultants
Marta Villasán Barroso

Biodiversity Conservation Biologist , Ecoenergías del Guadiana / Fauna&Vida NGO / SEO BirdLife

I'm from Badajoz, a little city near Portugal at Extremadura, Spain. I love my region because is plenty of wild nature, birds, forests, rivers... but is endangered too.

I have a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Biodiversity Conservation. I have more than 15 years of experience in Environmental Education with school kids and the general public. I'm interested in all related topics about ecology, conservation and all living creatures and their relationships, that makes possible the life on Earth. 

I have worked in Paraguay granted by University of Salamanca and UNESCO Chair "Education for Sustainable Development: Strengthening lines of research in the area of ​​biodiversity and the link with society". My duties were teaching experiments design and basic biostatistics at UNA (Universidad Nacional de Asunción); doing a biodiversity's bird research at the San Rafael National Park (the major Atlantic Forest patch remaining), ringing birds and teaching young students how to carry out a basic research; and doing environmental education with young child and population living at the natural park influence area. 

I stayed at Madeira (Portugal) working on two LIFE projects, one to protect the endemic sparrowhawk "Furabardos" and the other to take care of marine birds. The LIFE projects are the UE tool to support and fund the conservation on their territories.  

Later I have devoted to natural ecotourism at Extremadura (Spain) and scuba diving tourism at Sharm el Shaik (Egypt), in addition to environmental education, or little research and consultancy tasks. I have a  youtube channel  to outreach environmental issues and my own talks. Is in Spanish, but if you want you could take a look at it. 

Currently, I have a job at an environmental consulting at Extremadura (Spain), working about the compensatory measures to take during and after the construction of photovoltaic plants. I take care of bird nests, mitigation and prevention of bird and bat mortality at the high voltage lines, soil restoration, reforestation, etc. I'm glad to carry out this work because I'm sure I'm doing the best to protect the nature while the construction of renewable energy plants are trying to reduce the climate change. 

In addition, I take part from two NGOs: Fauna&Vida, a environmental conservation and education organization from Paraguay, where I'm currently the Education and conservation programs Director, and SEO/BirdLife, the ornithological society to protect birds, where I coordinate the volunteer group in my city. 

Kate Terriere

Programme Development & Funding Specialist, Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Caitlin

Student, Project management for wildlife conservation

Hi! I'm currently in my third year of my BSc in International Wildlife Biology! My focus is heavily on conservation of big cats, mainly African Lions. My current dissertation is centred around the cause for sociality in the African Lion which includes looking into evolutionary, environmental and cooperative factors of the species! In September 2022 I will be beginning my MSc in Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation and I am so excited! I am hoping (fingers crossed!) that I will be able to conduct my own behaviour studies in both wild and captive environments in order to be able to suggest improvements in big cat welfare in our UK zoos. I have always loved zoos but seeing a lion in a zoo and then seeing one in wildlife sanctuary in Namibia in 2019 was a completely different experience. This made me question whether our zoos could be improved to bring some of their more natural behaviours back. 

Rebecca Jefferson

Founder and Director , Human Nature

I am a social scientist and passionate about increasing the application of social science research and methods in the conservation sector. To do this, I founded Human Nature. Human Nature is a social enterprise empowering conservation professionals to use social sciences to impact people and planet. We provide training and mentorship to NGOs, academics, policy makers and others wishing to build their foundations in social science. Many people working in conservation have trained through natural science routes, and find themselves needing to better understand the people elements of ecosystems. Social science provides the tools do this. Please get in touch if you are interested in hearing more about what we do.  You can contact me at https://humannature.co.uk/contact.

Fiona Tande

Freelance wildlife filmmaker, Pridelands Films

Tabitha Reed

Graduate Student, Miami University and San Diego Zoo Global

I recently obtained my M.A in Biology with a concentration in conservation through Miami University in collaboration with San Diego Zoo Global. I earned my B.S in Fire Protection Administration and Technology with a minor in Public Administration through California State University Los Angeles. I want to find a job where I can focus on big cat conservation through mitigation of human-big cat conflict. Growing up in California I experienced the devastation wildfires cause, and one conflict I would like to focus on is to ensure wildlife has the best possible outcome during and after a wildfire.
ALEX

Veterinarian, Animal Health GD (Ministry of Agriculture)

Veterinarian specialised on wildlife management and natural areas conservation.
Lynn Von Hagen

PhD, Job Searching

I was Research Fellow at Auburn University studying human-elephant interactions (now alumni!). I have completed my work in the Tsavo Ecosystem of Kenya studying wildlife mitigation measures and working with local and Indigenous communities to understand the drivers of conflict in complex social-ecological systems. I have a wide variety of inter-disciplinary interests including structured decision making, restoration and rewilding, community-based conservation, conservation management and planning, and all things associated with addressing the climate and biodiversity crises. Currently job searching and planning to relocate!
Chewe Chiti

Currently unemployed, Currently Unemployed

Antony Lynam

Conservation Technology Field Solutions, Wildlife Conservation Society

My research interests include the natural history & conservation ecology of small mammals, wild cats, Asian elephants, and tapirs, species responses to deforestation & habitat fragmentation, hunting & wildlife trade. I work at the interface between conservation science & applied wildlife management, using evidence-based approaches, statistical analysis, & technologies (camera-trapping, RS imagery, Cybertracker, SMART) to advise the conservation of wildlife populations in tropical Asia and East Africa.
Paul J Oryem

Environmental and Technology Professional, Innovium Marine and Associates

Atypical Environmental Professional. Technologist exploring CitizenScience | ConservationTech | EcoAcoustics