Marianne Carter

Conservation Capacity and Leadership

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member


Over the past 14 years I’ve been lucky enough to focus on my passion for supporting conservation individuals and organisations, and sharing lessons learnt. Since 2009 I have been leading a team acting to build effective conservation capacity and leadership skills across FFI, its local partner organisations and beyond. Prior to this, I spent nine years managing the Conservation Leadership Programme, based at BirdLife International, having started my career undertaking wildlife conflict research and leading community conservation education and awareness activities in Africa. I have written materials and delivered training in organisational development for conservation NGOs, and supported capacity assessments and strategic planning for partner NGOs. With expertise in facilitation – and a love for motivating, and building engagement, enthusiasm and commitment for conservation, my work allows me to support a huge diversity of inspiring people in their work to protect biodiversity worldwide.