Eko Prasetyo (He/Him)

Best Management Practice Specialist for Orangutan Conservation, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation
Carol Damberg

President of the Board of Directors, Alaska Wildlife Alliance

Lucy Morriss

Masters Student, Centre of Alternative Technology

Hi all! I'm Lucy and I'm currently studying MSc Sustainability and Ecology at the Centre of Alternative Technology.

I have an interest in IUCN red listed species, indigenous and local ecological knowledge, and habitat restoration.  I'm also interested in networking with other environmentalists, and gaining more experience within the sector through volunteering or gaining a part-time job.

I have previously worked as a higher education placement student at an  environmental education charity in the UK, so I'll be happy to share my experience and help people who are interested in the field.

Léa K

WildLearning Specialist, WildTeam

Hello! I'm Léa and I'm a WildLearning Specialist with WildTeam. I help deliver a number of workshops with WildTeam, including the Grant Writing for WildLife Conservation workshops. I love getting to know all the workshop participants and learning from them :)

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 economic development, international relations as well as tropical forestry in the past.

Connect with me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/léa-k130 , Twitter: @Tree_Craze or Insta: @anemone206 

Kate Holmes

Marine Technical Advisor, Wildlife Conservation Society

Katherine (Kate) Holmes is the Senior Marine Technical Advisor for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Indonesia Program where she draws on her global experience on issues relating to marine management, small-scale fisheries, biocultural conservation, reef ecology, and sea turtle biology. Previously, Kate was the Associate Director and Conservation Scientist for WCS’s Global Marine Conservation Program as well as the Director for WCS’s Papua New Guinea Marine Program. Kate worked for the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation for nearly a decade during which time she conducted biocultural research in Vanuatu, documenting language use and cultural practices associated with the marine environment; collaborated on research projects at Palmyra Atoll in the Central Pacific studying local sea turtle populations and coral community dynamics; and supported a multi-disciplinary project investigating marine reserve network design in The Bahamas. Kate holds an M.Sc. in Biology from McGill University and is a Visiting Scientist of the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation.

Andreas Arinda Anantha Kusuma

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Specialist, BOSF

I have quite good experience on program development, ME and knowledge management system for conservation program 

Beth Robinson

WildLearning Specialist, WildTeam

I'm a WildLearning Specialist with WildTeam, a bit of a odd job title. My main role is to design, deliver and organise both our online and class-based training workshops. One of the best parts of my job is meeting other conservationists and learning about the work that they do. I really enjoy geeking out reading teaching theory and thinking about ways I can more creatively and engagingly deliver learning. Before working for WildTeam I did a PhD in invasive plants and human wildlife interactions. I find it really interesting to learn about the ways people interact with nature, both when nature is being wonderful, but also when is is being a bit annoying!
Alexandra Howard

Researcher, Mountain Bat Lab, UFS

Hi all! 

My name is Alexandra Howard and I'm a South African PhD candidate focusing on the ecosystem services of bats in apple farms in the Afromontane Research Unit at the University of the Free State in central South Africa. After graduating with a Masters degree in Zoology from the University of Pretoria, I worked as a research manager in the NGO sector with a focus on endangered species including vultures, rhinoceros and pangolins.

My goal is to connect the fields of science, conservation and society by narrowing the information gaps and encouraging collaboration.

Matthew Creasey

WildLearning and Communications Specialist, WildTeam

I work for WildTeam UK, helping to deliver training workshops, write conservation best practice manuals and share them as widely as possible. Previously a Writing Fellow working with various conservation organisations across India. Background in research, particularly behavioural ecology. Bird nerd.

Kate Stephenson

Head of Communications, Whitley Fund for Nature

As Head of Communications at Whitley Fund for Nature, I am responsible for leading the organisation’s communications strategy, using the charity’s platform to spread awareness about Whitley Award winners across WFN’s website and social media. I lead on campaigns, and support across the charity’s PR and events to raise the profile of Whitley Award winners. I'm also a Trustee of Born Free Foundation, and I founded The Wildlife Blogger Crowd in 2020; a virtual network of over 250 bloggers, social media influencers, podcasters, and filmmakers. In 2021, I published a book of our collective works, ‘Connections With Nature’.

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 a Lecturer in Conservation Social Science at DICE, University of Kent.