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As Director of the US office of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Danielle provides direction and guidance to IFAW’s policy and campaign work in the United States, which includes efforts to save the right whale, combat wildlife trafficking, ban the private ownership of big cats, protect and strengthen bedrock environmental laws, and other initiatives that recognize the interconnected nature of human and animal well-being. Before leading the US team, Danielle was the Senior Policy & Outreach Manager, working to combat wildlife crime in the US, providing input and expertise to inform US implementation and negotiations of free trade agreements, and engaging with US agencies to identify points of intervention or collaboration to further IFAW’s priorities. Prior to IFAW, Danielle spent nearly seven years in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (FWS) International Affairs Program, most recently as Chief of the Office of Outreach and Communications. Danielle holds a Masters in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Biology, Minor in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.
Andrea is the founder of Earth League International (ELI), the first Intelligence Agency for Earth, a pioneer in the use of professional intelligence applied to environmental crime. Made up of former intelligence and law enforcement operatives, crime analysts, cyber and geospatial intelligence experts and undercover investigators, ELI fights environmental crime by merging the worlds of conservation, intelligence and analysis. Andrea is also the creator of WildLeaks, the world’s first whistleblowing initiative dedicated to environmental crime. He is among the protagonists of the documentaries ‘The Ivory Game’ (Netflix) and ‘Sea of Shadows’ (NatGeo). He is a Fellow of The Explorers Club, and holds a master’s degree in Natural Sciences and a master’s degree in Business & Innovation.
Dr. Tanya Wyatt is a Professor of Criminology at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK. She is a green criminologist specialising in wildlife crime and trafficking, non-human animal abuse and welfare, and the intersections with organized crime, corporate crime, and corruption. Her research also focuses on crimes of the powerful and invisible crimes with the intention to challenge society’s definitions of crime and the failure to hold powerful actors responsible for harm.