Alasdair Harris

Executive Director, Blue Ventures

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

Charity/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Areas of expertise

Institutional Management & Administration Fundraising Partnerships and collaboration development Project/programme management

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


Influencer Of


Channels contributed to:

Capacity development

Rooms participated in:

Conservation and Covid-19

Recent Comments

Aug 05, 2020
Replying to Beth Robinson

Thanks for sharing this Alasdair. Do you mind if I share it on my twitter feed? It definitely gives food for thought about the delicate response needed in both the short term and long term in response to covid-19 from the conservation sector. How do you think we could best facilitate this conversation within the sector to have the best outcome for people and wildlife? WildHub and Mongabay are great places to start of course! 

Hi Beth, thanks for your message. Of course you can share the post on your Twitter, it would be great if you could also tag us (@BlueVentures)

In response to your question - we need to ensure that clear targets for local ownership and empowerment are built into any conservation programme, and that we move towards a culture of transparency with communities and partners to ensure impact and lessons learned are shared and communicated. As a movement that prides itself on its scientific origins, the conservation sector's connections to actual evidence, impact and accountability to communities are often tenuous, at best.