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Arend de Haas

Arend de Haas

Conservation Director

Arend is a conservationist with over 15 years of experience with conservation and sustainable community projects. His research and field experience areas include primatology, ungulate ecology, nocturnal animals, laser altimetry, forest biodiversity and vegetation mapping in Africa, Asia and Europe.

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David Elliott

David Elliott

Trustee
David Elliott holds a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MBA from Cambridge University. Apart from one of ACF's Trustees, he is currently Chief Executive Officer for Trees for Cities, a UK-based environmental organisation focused on greening cities across the UK and internationally.

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John Parkin

John Parkin

John Parkin is our Philosopher and ICT guru. John holds an MSc. in Education Management, is a former Teacher and former Head of Information Technology. His 35 years of teaching experiences in the UK, and since 1999 also in African countries, includes curriculum and course development, training needs assessments as well as delivery of training to students and professionals.

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Terry Harnwell

Terry Harnwell

Chairlady
Raised in Africa, and founder of the organisation in the United Kingdom, Terry managed projects in Tanzania. She has 30 years of management and communications experience in Africa, Australia and the UK. She has been involved in conservation since the 1970s. Terry has also been an executive committee member of the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (WCST), Arusha branch.

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Louis Nkembi

Louis Nkembi

Trustee
Louis Nkembi has over 15 years of experience in conservation, rural development and community-based project development. His research and field experience areas include , great apes, community-based forestry management, forestry governance and environmental policy, livelihood development, protected area management, education and capacity building.

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Daniel Taylor

Daniel Taylor

Honorary Member
Canadian Artist Daniel Taylor is internationally renowned for his expressive portraits and wildlife paintings in oil and acrylic. Daniel is working closely together with the African Conservation Foundation on a project called ArtSavingWildlife which aims to raise awareness and funds for the conservation of Africa's most endangered species.

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