Howard P. Nelson is a Trinidadian wildlife biologist and forester, who has worked in the Caribbean for 32 years. He undertook his BSc. and MPhil. degrees in Zoology at the University of the West Indies – St Augustine, and a dual PhD in Wildlife Ecology and Forestry from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Howard has held several conservation roles in in the Caribbean including CEO of the Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad, as a Lecturer at the University of the West Indies-St Augustine on the MSc in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainability in the Caribbean, and as a policy specialist on wildlife, forests and protected areas for Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of the Environment. Now residing in the UK, Howard was Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology and Programme Leader for the Masters in Wildlife Conservation at the University of Chester, and is currently the Lecturer in Conservation Leadership at Fauna & Flora International, an Affiliate Lecturer at the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, UK.