Remaining optimistic about the future of the natural world is tough as a conservationist. But there is a strong argument for hope, says Helen Meredith, Executive Director of the Amphibian Survival Alliance. Searching for hope I recently attended a local Climate Strike with my two year old son perched on [...]
Executive Director, Amphibian Survival Alliance
Helen joined Synchronicity Earth in 2016 to promote the development of conservation networks through her role as Executive Director of the Amphibian Survival Alliance. Helen has worked on the coordination of global conservation actions for amphibians for over 10 years. She coordinated the EDGE Amphibians initiative at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) from 2006-2011, developing conservation programmes for evolutionarily distinct and threatened species, and raising awareness of the plight of amphibians. She recently completed a PhD at the Institute of Zoology (ZSL) and the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (University of Kent) on “Improving the impact of amphibian conservation”, investigating the ways in which evidence-based decision-making can increase the effectiveness of conservation interventions. During this time, she was also a Programme Officer for the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, contributing to the development of ASG's strategy and the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP), which acts as a vital roadmap for the work of ASA. Helen is committed to promoting collaboration across the amphibian conservation community and beyond, and celebrating the amazing work of ASA's partners around the world.