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Gavin Shelton

Gavin Shelton

Head of Enterprise & Innovation,

Fauna & Flora International (FFI), based in Cambridge


Biography:

Gavin is the Head of Enterprise & Innovation at Fauna & Flora International and he has spent sixteen years working with and for charities, social enterprises and values driven organisations in the UK, Thailand, Philippines, and India. He is a social entrepreneur and his career has focused mostly on youth development, international development, conservation, expedition leadership, environmental education, fundraising and general business development support for third sector organisations.

He has recently been involved in a project for United for Wildlife, a campaign created by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, to launch WILDLABS.NET.  The aim of this new website is close the information-sharing gap in the fight against illegal wildlife trade and other pressing issues facing our planet. WILDLABS.NET will connect conservationists, technologists, engineers, data scientists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to support them to find, share and co-create effective technology-based solutions to protect threatened wildlife and habitats.

The project aims to:

  • Build an open community of conservationists, technologists, scientists, engineers and change makers around the world who share a deep commitment to biodiversity conservation.
  • Utilise the creative capacity of this community to collaboratively develop technology-enabled solutions to a range of conservation challenges.
  • Enable rapid field-based implementation and iterative improvement of these solutions.
  • Provide access to the human and financial resources needed to enable solutions to be implemented at scale.

For more information, please see https://www.wildlabs.net

Keywords

  • managing volunteers
  • third sector organisational development
  • developing fundraising strategies
  • developing strategic and business plans
  • corporate/NGO partnerships
  • leadership
  • not for profit governance
  • biodiversity conservation