|In one sentence, describe why you're a #ConservationOptimist:||
I'm a #ConservationOptimist because I believe we will make a greater impact on conservation by showing people that positive change is possible! I also want to help share the amazing work that people are doing around the world
My interest in the relationship between people and the natural environment led me to study Geography as an undergraduate, then work for several years in an environmental sustainability NGO that supported the work of grassroots projects across London. I also ran an environmental and skills based training programme for vulnerable 16-25 year olds.
My field experience has focused on the use of social science methods to gather data on natural resource consumption patterns in South-East Asia and Central Africa. My MSc research project in Cameroon that sought to combine Local Ecological Knowledge with occupancy analysis to monitor the distribution and threats to forest elephants.
Following my MSc, I worked for an advocacy group that sought to promote sustainable agricultural practices in sub-Saharan Africa, before return to academia for my PhD with ICCS. I’m so proud to be part of diverse group such as ICCS and help tackle some of the major issues affecting conservation and biodiversity.
|I attended Conservation Optimism Summit 2017||
I attended Conservation Optimism Summit 2017