Our model of direct management is a response to the current biodiversity crisis and allows us to re-build the foundations of conservation using a truly adaptive, transparent approach. This requires a team whose all-in commitment is matched by a significant breadth of expertise and depth of regional experience.
As an optimist, I believe conservationists should focus on finding solutions to present-day problems to build the future we want: one where elephants, tigers and other species continue to roam the forests of SE Asia.
A strong supporter of in situ conservation, I have a particular interest in the Annamites and extensive expertise in wildlife reintroductions, active management of populations, and use of emerging technologies.
Like most conservationists, I sometimes feel the odds are just too stacked against us. Asian Arks is a solution, a light at the end of the tunnel, and through it I can keep on making conservation happen.