Alison manages projects and campaigns on a daily basis and analyses potential new projects and helps establish them, whilst also managing the Programme’s departmental budget. As a director, and with the rest of the team, Alison helps prioritise the work and direction of the Foundation’s projects. email@example.com
Aaron joined Born Free in August 2012 having spent the previous 20 years working on a variety of conservation projects across Africa in countries including Nigeria, Kenya, DRC, Namibia, Cameroon and Rwanda. Aaron’s broad-based project management experience, including significant time working on the conservation of elephants and great apes is facilitating his role as the Born Free Conservation Programmes Manager, responsible for overseeing support to a number of projects across Africa. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris undertakes scientific research and investigation on animal welfare and conservation issues involving wild animals in captivity, and deals with issues involving the application and enforcement of relevant legislation and standards in the UK. Prior to joining Born Free in 2004 he worked with a wide range of captive wild animals, especially chimpanzees. email@example.com
Based at Oxford
A conservation biologist, Claudio has been working with Born Free since 1995. In 2003 he was appointed the Bill Travers Fellow for Wildife Conservation at Lady Margaret Hall, the University of Oxford. Claudio is based at Oxford's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and is BFF’s Head of Conservation, charged with strategic planning and overseeing BFF's portfolio of conservation projects. He coordinates monthly Conservation Team meetings and is the Director of the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme and the Satpuda Landscape Tiger Programme.
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Daniel joined Born Free in May 2000 following two year’s voluntary work in field conservation projects overseas. He is responsible for developing and managing Born Free’s agenda for captive wild animal welfare, under the auspices for the core project, Zoo Check. As Senior Operations Officer, he prioritises his time on the raising of international standards in animal welfare and protection in Europe, and as consultant to the travel industry on animal welfare-related issues, seeks to prevent animal suffering and phase out captive animal exploitation abroad. firstname.lastname@example.org
With a background in field biology and considerable experience as a wildlife volunteer, Gabriel joined Born Free fulltime in 2009 and is primarily responsible for conservation field projects in Asia, including those in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and India. He also works on wildlife trade issues, in particular those relating to elephants and tigers and co-ordinates the ivory trade and elephant poaching website bloodyivory.org. email@example.com
Ian works from the Bristol office as Chief Consultant to GRASP under contract with UNEP and BFF. He first became advisor to Zoo Check on gorillas and elephants in 1986, and co-founded Elefriends in 1989. He is a Consultant on specific field projects, such as Kahuzi-Biega National Park, DRC, Limbe Wildlife Centre, Cameroon, Mount Elgon Elephant Monitoring, Kenya, Elephant Transit Home, Sri Lanka and the polar bear project, Churchill and CITES work. Born Free supports Ian’s work as Chairman of Ape Alliance, SSN Primate Working Group and Vice-Chair UK Rhino Group.
Katy’s main role is to ensure the smooth running of the Ape Alliance Bristol Office, co-ordinating volunteers and supporting Ian in all aspects of his work with Born Free, Ape Alliance and GRASP
Laura joined the conservation team in July 2012 and provides programmes support. This includes the co-ordination of the project equipment donations and answering volunteer enquiries as well as providing support for the organisation of team meetings and monthly budget tracking. With a background in biology Laura completed a masters in Environmental Conservation Management at the University of Glamorgan before joining the team in Horsham. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah joined Born Free in 2006 and her role provides support for Zoo Check’s day to day work and campaigns. She is the primary contact for animal welfare complaints received through Born Free’s Traveller’s Animal Alert; maintains Zoo Check’s complaints database; investigates and responds to animal welfare complaints; answers requests for information and various other administrative tasks. email@example.com
Shelley joined Born Free in May 2003 having previously managed a primate welfare and conservation project in Kenya called The Colobus Trust. Her current role involves particular focus on CITES (international wildlife trade) issues through the Species Survival Network (SSN), including investigation into the illegal ivory trade and trade in live elephants. Shelley also helps manage the work of the Born Free Kenya office, and is the BFF Trustee representative for Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary in Uganda. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tricia is Born Free’s longest serving member of staff having started working on the Zoo Check project in 1984. She then co-ordinated the Big Cat Project which developed from Born Free’s first big cat rescue in 1995 and now focuses on our big cat rescues, which she co-ordinates with Alison Hood, as well as being the point of contact for our lion and leopard sanctuaries in Shamwari Wildlife Reserve in South Africa. In addition, Tricia works on captive big cat issues alongside the Zoo Check team and Adam Roberts in the USA. She is also involved in big cat conservation through her input in Born Free’s Bengal tiger conservation programme, which is co-ordinated by Dr. Claudio Sillero. Tricia also runs Born Free’s letter writing campaign, ‘Activate’. email@example.com