Beth Robinson

WildLearning Specialist, WildTeam
Dominic Ross

Programme Assistant, Fauna & Flora International

Léa K

WildLearning Specialist, WildTeam

<p>Hello! I'm L&eacute;a and I'm a WildLearning Specialist with WildTeam. I've just started in the position and I will be assisting in carrying out the WildTeam training courses.</p> <p>Previously, I was working with BirdLife International on an EC-funded project on Involving More Stakeholders in Forest Governance in Asia and the Pacific. I got to work with wonderful organisations such as the Haribon Foundation in the Philippines, Burung in Indonesia, Malaysian Nature Society as well as Tenkile Conservation Alliance and the University of Papua New Guinea. Education-wise, I have studied forestry in the past and I have as a goal to visit as many ancient trees as I can! The oldest I have visited to date has to be the old Yew Tree in Fortingall in Perthshire, Scotland - thought to be the oldest living thing in Europe (between 3,000 and 9,000 years old).</p> <p>Connect with me on LinkedIn: <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/l&eacute;a-k130" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.linkedin.com/in/l&eacute;a-k130 </a>or Twitter: @Tree_Craze</p>
Kimberly Ray

Founder and CEO, Marine Conservation Network

<p>I am a marine conservationist / biologist whose passion for the ocean has been since I was young. I have been involved in tagging and releasing&nbsp; juvenile great whites and rescued stranded sea lions. Now, I am building a Young Ambassadors Program for individuals who are looking to create their own path for marine conservation.&nbsp;</p>
NATALIE RHOADES

MSc graduate, Edinburgh Napier University

<p>I am a recent graduate from Edinburgh Napier University, earning my MSc with Distinction in Wildlife Biology and Conservation - my thesis focussed on native and freshwater shrimp and is currently being edited for publishing. I am from the San Francisco Bay Area and studied Marine Biology at the University of California San Diego where my love for the ocean and environmental conservation was cemented. In between degrees I spent time in Monterey, California volunteering, interning, and working for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Sea Otter Program, two labs at Hopkins Marine Station, and as a whale watching naturalist. I am deeply passionate about science communication and education and am excited to see how my career develops!</p>
Rebecca Hansell

Junior Aquarist & Environmental Educator, Blue Reef Aquarium & Small World, Big Cause

I am passionate about the world of conservation and education. I currently work as a Junior Aquarist at my local aquarium, whilst I complete my part-time degree in Environmental Studies. I run a website that highlights environmental and conservation issues called Small World, Big Cause - we also discuss the link between health and nature. I have volunteering experience within the conservation sector including working on camera trap footage, working with reintroduced species in the UK and working to release and rehabilitate animals from the the tourist trade abroad. My long-term goal is to become a conservation communicator, spending my time learning, writing and giving talks about the work that is going on around the globe. For now, I want to learn from those that have come before me and keep gaining experience to hone my relevant skills and knowledge.
Claudia Borrell

Unemployed, None

<p>Spanish biologist passionate about wildlife conservation and large carnivores. Career switcher. Looking forward to start a wildlife conservation internship in June in Limpopo to obtain field-work experience.&nbsp;</p> <p>Past work experience organising and carrying out integration and awareness sport events and several years as laboratory technician.</p>
Esmeralda Bravo

Protected Species observer, RPS

Susanne Medland

Project Manager, CSM, Congress & Seminar Management

<p>I finished my Masters Degree at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent 10 years ago and I am currently looking for like-minded, engaged and driven conservationists for inspiration to get back into conservation. </p> <p>My passion are ocean-related topics.</p>
Riya

Research Executive, Perfect Building Materials

Gemma Sandford

Nature Skills Trainee (LANTRA), Ulster Wildlife

I'm a biologist, with a great passion for population ecology, conservation biology, and wildlife technology. I am particularly keen on wildlife monitoring with trail cameras. Also, I have a special interest in managing conflicts between humans and large carnivores, as well as rewilding.
Michael New

Conservationist, New Wildlife Tours

Sue Palmer

Park Ranger, Artist, Producer, Freelance & Sydney Gardens Project (B&NES Council)

Mirza Ryon Rashid

Conservation Trainee, Groundwork South

Marc Tetzlaff

Zookeeper, ETN

I am a zookeeper from Germany. In Germany, Zookeeping requires a 3-year job training, which I finished in 2018. The zoo I got trained in keeps (among others) polar bears, chimpanzees, mountain lions, tamarins, Humboldt-penguins, sea lions, fur seals, keas and a salt water aquarium. By working in the zoo I got more and more interested in the conservation efforts zoos are doing all over the planet. Inspired by that, I left Germany to work for one year at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center (EPRC), Vietnam. The center is run by Zoo Leipzig (Germany) and rescues lorises, langurs and gibbons from all over Vietnam from the illegal pet trade. Currently I am working for a small bird rehabilitation center in Germany. As I enjoy living and working in tropical countries like Vietnam, I am hoping to be able to work in conservation in a foreign country again soon. Being professionally trained in animal husbandry, I focus on jobs at rescue centers, conservation breeding arks or something similar.
Ilka Beermann

Project Manager, EuroNatur

Jan Philipp Kehl

Project Manager, EuroNatur

Conservationist with conviction, hunter and enthusiastic about species protection. I am currently working intensively on the Large Carnivores bear and wolf in Southern and Eastern Europe. 🐻🐺 I'm passionate about creating and promoting long-term human-wildlife coexistence, and in recent years I have focused on nature & species conservation, as well as stakeholder communication/engagement and environmental education.
Debbie Stanbridge

Office Manager, RFJ Attorneys

Hello everyone, I’m Debbie from Cape Town, South Africa. I come from a background in tourism, but I have recently completed my Master’s in Conservation Biology and I am hoping to switch to a conservation career. Project management seems like a great place to start! I am also a mom to 2-year-old, passionate about conservation, and I love being outdoors seeking new adventures!