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.
I am a natural resource economist with over 20 years of experience in government, most recently with the National Institute for Economic Research. I believe that Asian Arks can support Laos' Green Growth Strategy.
I have supported conservation organisations for the better part of my career and feel excited to be part of Asian Arks in Lao PDR. My strengths are navigating the administrative necessities of conservation.
I am biodiversity survey specialist with extensive experience leading field-based biological monitoring teams in the forests of the Annamite range in Laos. I work with both Asian Arks and the Saola Working Group coordinating programs on the ground.
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.