In her October 11, 2017 presentation titled , Joanna Elliott, Fauna & Flora International, talks about the current land and wildlife management context and the challenges Ol Pejeta faces, including in helping local people and wildlife to weather extreme drought, and safeguarding its rhino population against a well-armed and organized poaching threat.
Ol Pejeta plays a vital part in the Laikipia ecosystem in northern Kenya, protecting critical migration corridors and diverse wildlife, including black rhino and Grevy’s zebra.
Joanna Elliott joined Fauna & Flora International in early 2013 as Senior Director, Conservation Partnerships based in Cambridge. Her recent work has focused on biodiversity-poverty linkages, impact assessment, large scale project design, protected areas systems, and conservation-business partnerships. Joanna is on the Board of Directors of Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya, and Chuilexi Conservancy in Mozambique. She is also a visiting Fellow in Biodiversity and Society at the International Institute for Environment and Development and currently serves on the Darwin Expert Committee for DEFRA and DFID.
With an Economics degree from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the London Business School, Joanna spent her early career in banking and management consultancy before deciding to apply those economics and business skills to the conservation sector, in which she has worked for the past twenty years. She has lived for extensive periods in Indonesia and Kenya, where she worked on long-term assignments for the World Bank, USAID Indonesia, and Kenya Wildlife Service as well as WWF and The Nature Conservancy before joining the African Wildlife Foundation as Vice President for Program Design.
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