During the institute’s first phase our Fellows Programme and capacity development work expanded its reach from an original group of 14 fellows to more than 350 people. Our fellows, from all over the world, were closely involved in the institute’s projects. They have co-produced research that connects science to pressing social and environmental problems. They have worked in collaboration with government offices, WWF practitioners, leading academics and other organisations and have gained a range of new skills as well as the confidence to use them to effect.
My fellowship is an opportunity to be involved in real-world conservation, to link research to policy and practice. This is complex and navigating complexity is something you don’t learn as a student. Being associated with Dr Luc Hoffmann is a great privilege. My aspiration is to be able to contribute, even if in a small way, to addressing the great challenges the world faces.
Angela Guerrero Gonzalez