Victoria Pinion

MSc in Wild Animal Biology, Royal Veterinary College and Zoological Society of London, 2012;

MA (Hons) Natural Sciences (Zoology), University of Cambridge, 2011.#

Victoria joined LTS in 2014, and is currently the Project Manager and Technical Advisor for the Darwin Initiative and Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund (https://www.ltsi.co.uk/project/darwin-initiative). As project manager, her role includes overall coordination of the administration and monitoring and evaluation of the funds.

Victoria has a keen interest in biodiversity conservation through a sustainable development lens. She completed her MSc in Wild Animal Biology in 2012, focussing on the epidemiology and conservation of captive and free-living wild animals. Prior to joining LTS, she spent 18 months volunteering with wildlife and conservation organisations in Paraguay, Kenya, and the UK, and since joining LTS has spent 8 months in Malawi as a biodiversity specialist on a project focused on natural habitats of the Shire River Basin. These experiences helped Victoria develop valuable field research skills and the drive to work towards ensuring more informed, effective and sustainable natural resource management in some of the most world’s most important, and threatened, areas of biodiversity.

Projects:

  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Administrative Manager of the Darwin Initiative and the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund
  • Nile Story
  • Support to the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund
  • Evaluation of Denmark’s Climate Change Funding for Developing Countries
  • Strengthening the Information Base of Natural Habitats, Biodiversity and Environmental Services in the Shire Basin