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Ian Redmond OBE
D.Sc.(HC) FZS FLS
“I am a naturalist by birth, a biologist by training, and a conservationist by necessity."
Ian Redmond OBE is a tropical field biologist and conservationist, renowned for his work with great apes and elephants. For more than 30 years he has been associated with Mountain Gorillas, through research, filming, tourism and conservation work. Ian founded Ape Alliance in 1996 to encourage conservation organisations to work together.
Putting conservation principles into practice, he has led anti-poacher patrols, guided film crews and/or special interest tours into close encounters with gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, elephants and erupting volcanoes, and worked to support local conservationists during the horrors of Rwanda’s and D.R. Congo’s civil wars. Under-cover investigations led him to play the role of a potential ape-buyer in order to infiltrate a poaching ring in Congo-Brazzaville and more recently a potential Coltan dealer in DRC. His work on behalf of animals was recognised in 1996 with the presentation of the PAWS Humane Achievement Award, at a ceremony in Hollywood, California. He was appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2006, served as Ambassador for the UN Year of the Gorilla 2009 and is currently an Ambassador for the Convention on Migratory Species.
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LIFELINE SPECIALIST ADVISORS
Waheed Al Fazari
Head of Wildlife Division, Diwan of Royal Court
Office for Conservation of the Environment
Major: Bachelor in Environmental Biology.
Minor: Chemistry. Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
- Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, NIOZ
- Wetland International Waterbird counting of the Oman coastline
(Barr Al Hikman)
- International Avian Research, Office for Conservation of
Environment, Peregrine Fund (Madagascar) and Natural Research (NR)
- Main Researcher in The Survey of Sooty Falcons (Falco concolor)
on the Islands of the North Oman Coast.
Mali Ole Kaunga
Director, Convener of PARAN
Founder, Director OSILIGE ( HOPE ) - IMPACT
(Indigenous Movement for Peace, Advancement and Conflict Transformation)
- ILO (International Labour Organisation - specialised Agency under the UN), WIPO Maasai Cultural Heritage, UNESCO Traditional Knowledge and Climate Change
- CI Indigenous Advisory Group
- Extensively published articles on indigenous peoples issues, education, heritage and cultural expression, social justice, and traditional knowledge.
Dr. Susan Canney
MA (Cantab), MSc, DPhil (Oxon)
Research Associate, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
Trustee, Tusk Trust
Judge, Tusk Conservation Awards
Member Expeditions Council, Oxford University
Co-Author 2nd edition of “Conservation”, Cambridge University Press
youtube Dr Susan Canney Mali Elephant Project
Director - Nature in Art Museum, UK
Board member - Interclimate Network
Trustee - Global Dimension Trust
Board member - Gloucestershire Development Education Centre
Trustee - International Centre for Conservation Education
Rep. The Environmental Agency of Ghana, UK
NIA is the worlds first museum dedicated exclusively to art inspired by nature. The collection includes works from 60 countries and cultures by over 600 artists, spanning more than 1500 years.
The collection has twice been specially commended in the UK National Heritage ‘Museum of the Year’ Awards.
LIFELINE is proudly affiliated with the Nature in Art Museum UK
Dr.Laurie L. Marker
Namibia / USA
Founder and Executive Director, Cheetah Conservation Fund,
-Species Coordinator, Cheetah African Preservation Program
-Vice-chair, Conservancy Association of Namibia
-Steering Committee, Namibia University of Science and Tech.
-Steering Committee, Greater Waterberg Complex, Namibia
-Adjunct Professor, University of Omaha, Nebraska
-Executive Director/Research Fellow, NOAHS Center, National Zoo, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
-Founder, Keeper of the International Cheetah Studbook
-Core group member, Species Survival Commission’s (SSC) Cat Specialist Group, WCU
Numerous awards and publications on conservation biology, genetics, wildlife management, agriculture, biodiversity, human dimensions/community based natural resource management
youtube. Dr Laurie Marker TEDx What if we lost the Cheetah
Director of Conservation, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
WWT Executive Management Board
PhD in Seabird Ecology, BSc in Biological Sciences
RSPB Director for Eastern England
RSPB Head of Nature Policy
Director RSPB Northern Ireland
Conservation Manager RSPB Northern Ireland
Head of Wetland Biodiversity WWT
Lecturer Bishop Burton College
Research Assistant University of Durham
Research Biologist, Falklands Conservation
Ph.D. (energy and environment) Technical University of Denmark, alternative handling of wastewater and human waste.
M.sc. (biology) University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Specialist in Environmental Mutagenicity
- SEC. Waste Water Society of Denmark
- European Environmental Mutation Society
- The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Greenland Fisheries Industry School (ATI), Greenland.
CEO Aqua Baltic, Bornholm, Denmark.
Private consultancy specialising in environment and organic food production