Claire McLardy, Trustee

Contact: info@forests4orangutans.org

Claire McLardy studied Zoology as an undergraduate and then went on to complete a Masters degree in Environmental Management at the University of Nottingham. She carried out research on orang-utan distribution and the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on the orangutan population of the Sebangau region of Central Kalimantan, Borneo. Claire was instrumental in setting up the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project (OuTrop) and its volunteer programme in 2001, and worked on a range of biodiversity projects in the Sebangau region from 1999-2003. Claire then went on to work for the UK CITES Scientific Authority (Fauna) for five years, and is currently working for the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre on species-related multi-lateral environmental agreements.