Arend de Haas
Director - Conservation
Arend is a conservationist with over 15 years of experience with conservation and sustainable community projects. His research and field experience areas include primatology, ungulate ecology, nocturnal animals, laser altimetry, forest biodiversity and vegetation mapping in Africa, Asia and Europe. Currently he is involved in wildlife and forest conservation, tree planting programmes and environmental education in Tanzania, Kenya and Cameroon.
David divides his time between both the private and non-profit sectors. He has worked as a management consultant with Accenture and for a number of international development organisations in various locations across Africa and Asia. He is currently a UK-based consultant with a particular focus on programme development and organisational strategy. He has a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MBA. He is also a trustee of the International Tree Foundation and, of course, an avid environmentalist.
John Parkin holds an MSc. in Education Management, is a former teacher and former Head of Information Technology. His 35 years of teaching experiences in the UK, and since 1999 also in African countries, includes curriculum and course development, training needs assessments as well as delivery of training to students and professionals.
Country Director - Cameroon
Louis is a natural resources specialist with over 10 years of experience in conservation, rural development and community-based project development. His research and field experience areas include social aspects of biodiversity conservation, great apes, community-based forestry management, forestry governance and environmental policy, livelihood development, protected area management, education and capacity building as well as administrative and financial management.
Raised in Africa, and founder of the organisation in the United Kingdom, Terry managed projects in Tanzania. She has 30 years of management and communications experience in Africa, Australia and the UK. She has been involved in conservation since the 1970s. Terry has also been an executive committee member of the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (WCST), Arusha branch. She is currently looking at opportunities to set up a wildlife rehabilitation centre and sanctuary in Southern Africa.
Canadian Artist Daniel Taylor is internationally renowned for his expressive portraits and wildlife paintings in oil and acrylic. His paintings are built up in a series of subtle layers, making them breathtakingly realistic and giving the impression of the paintings coming alive. Daniel is working closely together with the African Conservation Foundation on a project called ArtSavingWildlife which aims to raise awareness and funds for the conservation of Africa's most endangered species.