Chang-Hong Tsao (He/Him)

Terrestrial Research & Monitoring Officer, Belize Audubon Society
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 obtained a PhD on capacity development for conservation and work as Community Manager at WildHub and as Head of Community at Zapnito. 

Leah Winstead

IT department Head / Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Coordinator, Project Neofelis / Tour Operator Guide, U.S. Navy / S.P.E.C.I.E.S./ San Diego Zoo Global

Mary-Anne (MAC) Collis

Countryside ranger, West Dunbartonshire Council

Sofiya Shukhova

Conservationist and wildlife artist, self-employed

Martin Parsons

Great Fen Voluntary Officer with the Wildlife Trust BCN, Wildlife Trust BCN

After many years working Perkins Engines Company as an engineer focussed on reducing diesel engine exhaust emissions, I have changed direction, and am now working in conservation. I have completed the first year of an MSc in Applied Wildlife Conservation in Cambridge (ARU). Since Oct 2019 I have been working as a voluntary officer for the Wildlife Trust BCN on the Great Fen project. I am also heavily involved with the Langdyke Countryside Trust, who look after 200 acres of nature reserves in Jon Clare Countryside, north-west of Peterborough (in north Cambridgeshire, UK). Like many others, my 2020 plans have been significantly impacted by the Covid19 lockdown, so I am looking for the positives, and pursuing opportunities to acquire new skills.
Christine Tansey

Partnership Officer - Better Biodiversity Data project, National Biodiversity Network Trust

I now work for the National Biodiversity Network Trust as Partnership Officer on the Better Biodiversity Data project, which aims to improve infrastructure and access to biodiversity data in Scotland.  I recently worked with WildTeam UK engaging conservationists with its training and resources, and supported WildTeam Bangladesh in their work on the conservation of the Sundarbans mangrove forest and Bengal tigers. I have previously co-ordinated conservation research for a UK-based woodland charity, completed a PhD on phenology in plants and trees that involved a lot of citizen science, and have done many short-term research and conservation jobs over the years.

Muthoni Njuguna

Volunteer Research Assistant, Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI)

I'm a Research and rangeland ecologist based in Kenya. Currently volunteering in Tsavo East National Park at the Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI). I'm a graduate of a Master of Research (MRes.) in Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation from University College London (UCL). I have considerable experience working in community-based conservation initiatives in Kenyan rangelands. My expertise is in the optimization of the Human-Wildlife-Livestock interface to ensure sustainable utilization of natural resources in savanna biomes. I'm an amateur birder 🐦 and a novice poet 🖋.

Danni Parks

Trustee, WildTeam UK

I'm a Trustee of WildTeam UK - an organisation providing conservationists with the training and skills needed to design and deliver their projects. I am also Director of the Whitley Fund for Nature - a London-based charity offering conservation leaders across the Global South funding (Awards), training and profile boost.
Sarah Neill

Lecturer/Marine Biologist , Kendal College

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.
Lindsey West

Technical Advisor, Sea Sense

Anna Heath

Programme and Partner Manager, Synchronicity Earth

Loretta Andrade

Virtual Consultant, Nil

Hello Everyone! To start, I would like to share that I am a complete Animal Lover and passionate about Wlidlife Conservation! Beyond, a thorough and competent Administrative and Executive Business Support Specialist, having worked across multiple domains and industries from the Private Sector, Central & State Govt. of India, Higher Education & Fine Arts Institutes, Manufacturing & Service Industries, Executive Search Firms, Product Companies, and Non-Profit Organizations, accomplishing wide-ranging and specialized functions in Office Administration, C-Suite/Executive Business Support, Consulting, Human Resources, Recruitment Practices, Employee Engagement & Experience, Project Management, Internet Research, International Trade & Relations, Networking, Partnerships & Collaborations, Business Development, CSR, Client Service Orientation, Travel/Visa/Immigration, Global Relocation, Real-Estate & Property Management and Procurement & Vendor Management. I hold an International Experience, that provided me extraordinary opportunities to meet, learn and work collaboratively with diverse group of individuals and communities that gave me broader perspectives about the diversity of not just geographies, regions, culture or education, but also helped me developed a lot more personal and professional intellect and growth. There have been numerous opportunities I have had so far, to play an integral role and anchor Corporate & Office Opening Events, Annual Holiday Parties, Product Launches, Offsites for Leadership & Employees in India & Abroad, Celebration of Cultures & Festivals, Employee Family Day events, EA/Admin Professionals Day and Global Conservation & Technology Hackathons. I have an Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant from the Business Management Training Group, (UK) Ltd., a world-leading intensive and interactive executive level training programme, that has equipped me with the skills and knowledge required to become an effective and dependable Executive Business Partner. I have been recognized at a global level for extraordinary work performance and effectively managing a wide range of activities single-handedly that has seen recognitions and appreciation come from many stakeholders, including the Execs, Leadership, Clients, and External Business Partners in the Corporate and Non-Profit Sectors. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t”. Therefore, I believe there is plenty of opportunity going forward to learn newer and more advanced ways of working and make a broader contribution and impact. “Every Winner was once a Beginner!”
Beckie Garbett

Project Manager - Southern African Leopard Initiative, Panthera

Jim Barborak

Senior Adviser Center for Protected Area Management, Colorado State University

Jim Barborak is Senior Adviser of the Center for Protected Area Management at Colorado State University, an outreach arm of the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU. His B.S. and M.S. in natural resources are from Ohio State University, and he took additional coursework mid-career at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His specialties include protected areas and corridor planning and management; wildlife management; conservation finance, policy and governance; capacity building; and ecotourism. He began his career working for county government in his native Ohio, and then joined the US Peace Corps as a Volunteer and was assigned to work with the Honduran Wildlife Department. That began an international career now spanning more than 40 years. He has worked for US, Costa Rican and Honduran government conservation agencies, as a consultant to several UN organizations including UNESCO, the UN Development Program and FAO, as a private consultant, and for universities. He has worked in nearly 30 countries, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean, but also in Africa and Asia. He is an active member of the World Commission on Protected Areas and serves on several of its specialist groups, including those on Tourism, Conservation Finance, Capacity Building, and Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities and Equity. He is a native English speaker, fluent in Spanish, and speaks conversational Portuguese. Throughout his career, Jim has worked on efforts to plan and develop increased opportunities for public enjoyment of protected areas, through tourism, recreation, and environmental education programs. At the same time, he has been actively involved in efforts to increase the stream of benefits to local communities and indigenous populations living in and around protected areas, through their direct involvement in tourism and through other mechanisms to create employment and improve livelihoods in conservation units, the buffer zones that ring them, and the corridors that connect them.

Julia Migne

Director, Conservation Optimism

Aurora Hood

Local Wildlife Officer, Isle of Anglesey County Council

I have an MSc in Applied Ecology and Conservation from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. I am originally from the United States but now live in North Wales with my partner.

Lucia Chmurova

Conservation Officer - Magnificent Meadows Wales Project, Plantlife

Temitope Rebecca Adelola

Project Manager, Conservationist

Digital Entrepreneurship/ Project Management / Forest Resources Analyst/ Forest Policy and Capacity Building Expert/ Biodiversity Specialist/ Climate Change Expert/ Forest Management Specialist

Kate Terriere

Programme Development & Funding Specialist, Ol Pejeta Conservancy