Elena Cunningham (She/Her)

Clinical Professor, New York University
Elly Omondi

Animal care Officer , CCF

I am highly skilled and dedicated professional with a strong background in wildlife care and a wide range of training in a Animal husbandry ,farming and Animal behaviour .i have a passion for working with wildlife and deep understanding of their unique needs and behaviours .with extensive knowledge and hands on experience ,I am committed to providing exceptional care and ensuring the well being of animals under my supervision.
Brooke Aldrich

Deputy CEO and Lead Coordinator, Asia for Animals Coalition (AfA) and the AfA Macaque Coalition (MACC)

I'm also a long-term Trustee and Director of Neotropical Primate Conservation.  I started working with captive rescued monkeys in 1999 and went on to earn an MSc in Primate Conservation (Oxford Brookes University) and another in International Animal Welfare Ethics and Law (University of Edinburgh). I've worked for a number of animal welfare organizations, most recently the Animals Asia Foundation and the Asia for Animals Coalition. I've been trustee and director for Neotropical Primate Conservation since its establishment as a UK charity in 2007. I'm particularly interested in the way human and non-human primates relate to one another, and the intersection between conservation and animal welfare. I feel that it's important that these are treated as complimentary, rather than contradictory, concepts. At present I am exploring primate welfare in the context of human-macaque conflict mitigation strategies. Please feel free to contact me here to talk about this if it's of interest to you! I am originally from the US but have lived in the UK for many years.
Maria Chiara Parolin

TA Wildlife Release, FREE THE BEARS

Josephat Mungoche

PhD Candidate, University of Nairobi

Julius Saitore

Safari guide (English and French speaking), Simba safaris

I Julius Saitore am working in tourism industry recently but before I worked with two of conservation and sustainability organisations I volunteered with Jane Goodall's institute as school coordinator whereby I gave education to students and youth about the importance to conserve environment and enabling them to undertakes actions by planting trees in their areas Secondly I volunteered at Project rose as educational coordinator whereby the main goal for the organisation was to see the sustainable community by provide them with education with fully funded scholarship Not only that to be a safari guide means you travel alot to different destinations for exploration and make an interesting point to the tourists  for me travelling with people is a spreading of the importance of conservation whenever I meet anybody I just employ "trash in and trash out" wherever i go with tourist the purpose is to try to be kind to the environment and wildlife in places but to make a better world and enjoyable for everyone's in a future  I do like mostly walking safari than other form of tourism activities that's because it is justly friendly to nature.
Emmanuel IZABAYO

Research Assistant, Dian Fossey gorilla fund.

My area of interest in primate behaviors, not only because I have a background in zoology and conservation but also as someone who spent most of my time with primates. Moreover, I have some skills related to people vs wildlife conflict around PAs. currently, I'm working as a research assistant in mountain gorilla behavior data collection at Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund | Rwanda.
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. 

Wildlife Veterinarian, Gorilla Doctors

Dr. Ricky joined the Gorilla Doctors as a Uganda Field Veterinarian in November 2014. He completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine at Makerere University in2011 and a Master’s degree in Global Health and Infectious Diseases from the University of Edinburgh in 2014. Dr. Ricky completed an internship with the Gorilla Doctors Uganda PREDICT team during his time in the BVM program and continued to volunteer with Gorilla Doctors following completion of his degree. He then joined the Budongo Conservation Field Station as a Veterinary Intern in the Chimpanzee Health Monitoring Program and the PREDICT/Smithsonian Institution as a Field Coordinator for the Veterinarian-Animal Mortality Monitoring Program in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Danilo Simonini Teixeira

Professor, State University of Santa Cruz

I am a professor at the State University of Santa Cruz - Bahia - Brazil. As a veterinarian I work in the health context and lately I have admired the area of Unique Health, Ecosystem Health and Conservation Medicine. I am currently involved in research related to zoonotic diseases, including arboviruses, and also research in the area of animal welfare, biosafety and anesthesiology. In 2018, we founded the Wild Animal Care and Research Center (NAPAS), linked to the Veterinary Hospital of the University. In this space we are responsible for improving and maintaining the health status of wild animals in the southern region of the state of Bahia. We have a team made up of undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to specialists from the most varied areas of Veterinary Medicine.
Jo Setchell

Professor, Durham University

Rebecca Lewis

Professor, University of Texas-Austin

I am a biological anthropologist who studies primate behavioral ecology. I investigate primate social relationships using both theoretical and empirical approaches. Since 1993, I have conducted research on captive and wild primates, including lemurs, monkeys, and apes. This experience with multiple primate species has given me a broad perspective on primate behavioral ecology that informs my program of research. Generally speaking, my research seeks to better understand the factors that influence primate social relationships. In particular, I focus on (1) power dynamics and sex-biased power structures, and (2) how primates negotiate their relationships within the context group life. My empirical research examines the demographic, ecological, genetic, physiological, morphological, and social influences on primate relationships in wild lemurs. Social relationships are best understood with long-term data. Consequently, I started a long-term study of Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) at the Ankoatsifaka Research Station in the Kirindy Mitea National Park in Madagascar. 
Tatyana Humle

Senior Associate and ARRC Coordinator , Re:wild and IUCN-SS-PSG-SGA

Steve Unwin

Program Manager One Health Surveillance for the Indo-Pacific, Wildlife Health Australia

Steve joined Wildlife Health Australia in April 2022 as the Program Manager - One Health Surveillance and Wildlife Collaborating Centre for Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Steve graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in ecology and veterinary science. He has worked as a wildlife clinician in several zoos, wildlife rehabilitation centres and conservation projects in Australia, Thailand, Cameroon and UK, and academia in the UK. Steve is a European specialist in Zoo Health Management and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. He has coordinated international, multidisciplinary wildlife health networks in Africa and South-East Asia. As a systems thinker in the One Health space, Steve aims to mitigate adverse environmental health impacts from human activity at the human-wildlife interface in the Indo-Pacific region through interdisciplinary research, capacity development and effective networked risk management. Steve’s research interests focus on wildlife infectious diseases, especially zoonoses, disease risk analysis and mental health of wildlife health practitioners.