I am the UK Manager of IUCN's Global Species Programme. I recently moved to head IUCN's team in Cambridge after spending the last decade living and working in Madagascar. My early career focussed on bird conservation and ecology and I spent many a happy day in the reed beds and upland rivers of Wales. In Madagascar, my work concentrated on species conservation and I established a national NGO that supports communities to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity. I was fortunate enough to run projects on fish, frogs, baobabs, bushmeat, chameleons and bats; the conservation of Madagascar's biodiversity remains close to my heart. With IUCN my work includes The Red List of Threatened Species and CITES.
Dr Richard Jenkins
UK Manager, Global Species Programme, IUCN