ADITI SHARMA (She/Her)

Independent Wildlife Consultant (Former Senior Veterinary Officer, AHD, UK Govt.), EY, WII,GIZ, Member, Wildlife SAB, Morris Animal Foundation, Colorado Member, WiNN Global Mentoring Committee
Robert J. Mayer

Ecological Restoration Practitioner and Principal Investigator, University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla

I am a full professor of biology at the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla and a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner by the Society for Ecological Restoration. I have a B.S. in General Biology from the University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus, anM.S. in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Marine Biology (Environment) from the Duke University Marine Laboratory.  I also direct Vida Marina, the Center for Conservation and Ecological Restoration of the University of Puerto Rico. We are currently working on the ecological restoration of dunes and mangroves along the north coast of Puerto Rico. Our center also works on the conservation of sea turtles on the north western and western coasts of Puerto Rico. We also focus on creating a future generation of ecological restoration practitioners through direct participation of our undergraduate students in real life ecological restoration projects. We also have a student chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration in our campus through which we are aligning our B.S. in biology curriculum to the Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner in Training Program so our students can obtain this credential while they work on their degree. I am very committed to ecological restoration of coastal ecosystems as well as the conservation of the organisms that inhabit these ecosystems. I find joy in bringing people back to nature and helping them realize we need to be humble and respectful with other species because they have the same right as we do to inhabit this wonderful planet.
Mory SANOGO

Environmental officer, NAMPALA SA

Hello everyone! I'm Mory, a water and Environmental engineer currently working in a junior mining corporation in Mali (West Africa) as an environmental officer.  As part of my job (that i love), it's my duty to contribute to the protection and conservation of wildlife. Morever, mining has a huge impact on biodiversity depletion.  As part of our job, my team and i use to relocate animals (Snakes most of the time) and insects (Bees and their hives) that one may encounter on the mine site. Since, i haven't a real expertise in the sector i have been looking for courses to deepen my knowledge in conservation of wildlife and i was really lucky to find a course by WildTeam on LinkedIn to which i've registered.  From their website, i was able to find the link to the community website.  I would like to take advantage of this to thank all you and i'm really looking forward to learn as much as possible and apply that knowledge.
Clinton Dandison

Program manager , Sustainable actions for nature

Manya

Project Manager - Conservation, Birdlife Malta

Jess Q

Veterinary Surgeon, Locum

I am a veterinary surgeon, I have worked for 8 years in small animal practice in the UK, have completed my Master's in Wild Animal Health at the RVC in London and have spent a year travelling and gaining experience of veterinary work with wild animals abroad. I am actively looking for opportunities to start a PhD, ideally looking into infectious diseases in primates which is my strongest area of interest. During my Master's degree, I completed my research project focusing on the diagnostic options for respiratory tuberculosis in sanctuary-housed chimpanzees.
Reshu Bashyal

Research Fellow, Greenhood Nepal

I am a conservationist based in Nepal. I did my MSc in Conservation and International Wildlife Trade from DICE-Kent. I am currently working to understand the trade dynamics of some of the most traded medicinal plants like orchids and yews. I am interested in understanding how socioeconomic and behavioral factors interact and impact the wildlife trade (incl. the online trade spectrum and various stakeholders in it) and using this knowledge in designing effective conservation actions. 
Aiita Joshua Apamaku

Wildlife biologist , Freelance and National Geographic Young Explorer

Wildlife biologist with cross-cutting interests in wildlife conservation technologies, wildlife and ecological research, climate change. 
Albertinah Matsika

Technician-Wildlife & Aquatic resources, Botswana University of Agriculture & Natural Resources

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.
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 work as Community Manager at WildHub since 2020, and I am an Associate Member of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) at the University of Kent where I obtained my PhD on capacity development for conservation in 2022. 
Ana Yi Soto

GLFx Coordinator at Global Landscapes Forum, CIFOR-ICRAF

Ana Yi Soto is a specialist in communications and cooperation for development. Her 12-year professional experience spans the non-profit and private sectors, including NGOs such as Conservation International and Wildlife Conservation Society. She is knowledgeable in rural development, conservation programs, and youth movements across Latin America, Africa, and Europe.  In 2007, she co-founded the International Network of Students for Peace, RED ESPAZ Peru, and on Earth Day 2023, she launched Crea Planeta, a creative agency for planet restoration based in social marketing and behavioral insights. Ana is a Peruvian national and lives in Madagascar, close to the Makira National Park.
Amanda Faradifa

Wildlife Veterinarian, Jejak Pulang

Passionate about the intersection of animal health, human health, and environmental health. Interested in the use of technology to advance our understanding of zoonotic diseases, wildlife conservation, and the One Health approach
Mohamed Shrief Mokhtar Sobah Taalab

Senior environmental researcher, Ashtum El- Gamil Protectorate, Nature Conservation Sector, Ministry of Environment.

Karlin Muller

Intern, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

Hana Raza

Founder, Chairperson, Leopards Beyond Borders

Nominated for Pritzker Award (2023)
Esther Jacobs

Conservation Manager, Fire Island Conservation

Fire Island Conservation projects aim to empower communities with alternative income & protein sources to poaching. As conservation manager, I'm working to bring marine researchers to the island to establish studies that link to our conservation efforts and enhance community projects. I also manage social media content and write blogs for the projects.
kankanamge Dammi

veterinary surgeon, Department of wildlife conservation Sri Lanka

Hello everyone, I am Dammi from Sri lanka .Working as wildlife veterinary surgeon in  elephant transit home Sri Lanka,Elephant transit home is place a where we give second chance to orphaned baby elephants to enjoy  their life with their natural family members.I like to gain this knowledge to uphold my beautiful country with where human and elephants can live peacefully in this small island. 
Sikhangele Sibanda

Research assistant , Fauna and Flora Zimbabwe Trust

I am a third-year student at African Leadership University pursuing a Bachelor of Global Challenges degree, graduating in June 2024. I'm passionate about working in the environmental and wildlife conservation industry to use skills gained from my tertiary education and make a difference as a research professional. I previously worked as a research intern on Land use activities at ALU School of wildlife conservation. And I gained hands-on experience working with writing case studies, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, and working and communicating professionally. 
Mark O'Connell

Senior Lecturer in Practical Ecology, UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Meherun Niger Sultana

Program Officer, WildTeam