Stephan M Funk FRSB, Founder & Director for Science
PhD Biology, Universität des Saarlandes - Université de la Sarre, Saarland, Germany
MSc Zoology, Genetics & Electrical Engineering, Universität des Saarlandes - Université de la Sarre
MSc Ecology and Management of Natural Resources, Bristol University, UK
I am a well-rounded academic and applied biologist passionate about biological & cultural conservation. I specialize in conservation biology, population ecology, and molecular genetics.
My approach to conservation is based on sound science, evidence-based conservation management and training. I harness my academic curiosity to build strong, interdisciplinary teams.
I hope to help advancing a sustainable future based on interethnic (we are all in one boat) and intergenerational (the future) compassion and justice.
Daniela Rusowsky F., Founder & Director for Communications
Master Anthropology and Social Development, Universidad de Chile. Masters Social Communications, Universidad de Playa Ancha, Valparaíso, Chile
Diploma Documental Film and Anthropology, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
City and Guilds, Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS), UK
Daniela is a communications specialist, with special interest in environmental sciences and sustainable development. She have extensively worked as a communications consultant and the media since 1995.
Her vast experience as documentary filmmaker, multi-cultural background and company owner, makes her the perfect match between a business mind, social scientist and a creative artist.
Associates and Advisors
Claudia Martans, Associate for Environmental Law
Master Management, conservation and control of international trading of species, Universidad de Internacional de Andalucía, Spain.
Master Environmental Legislation, Nottigham University, U.K.
BA Law and Political Sciences, Universidad Santa María La Antigua, Panamá
Claudia has over 10 years of experience in international environmental legislation. She has worked as an independant consultant for international organizations like IUCN, United Nations and the Nature Conservancy. She has assisted the Panamenian government and a number of international companies in environmental issues. She is currently based in Jersey, Channel Islands.
Giles is Managing Partner and co-founder of Brook Street Partners, an Alternative Investment Consultancy based in Jersey. Giles advises and conducts manager research and due diligence of alternative investment funds. Giles currently is Non-Executive Director of the board of Candela Fund, serves on the Jersey Funds Association Legal and Technical Committee and holds the role of external audit examiner for the Good News Trust, a Jersey based charity providing clean water, housing and schools in Africa. His intensive knowledge in the finance industry and his personal vision to contribute building a sustainable world make him a key member of our team.
Sozos' focus is how applied conservation genetics assists the conservation of endangered species, especially amphibians and reptiles. He conducted his masters project on the conservation genetics of an endangered lizard from the island of Mauritius and gained a distinction for the project at Imperial College. Similar data are urgently needed to support effective management and conservation of endangered and vulnerable reptiles and amphibians. Sozos is based in the Mediterranean region.
Loreto Saavedra, Associate for Strategic Communications
Doctorate in Communications & Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Master in Corporate Communications, Universidad Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona, Spain
Master in Communications, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Journalist, Universidad de Playa Ancha, Chile
Loreto has a wide range of professional skills with communications, urban sociology and marketing research her main strengths.
She is particularly interested in the role of technology for communications and identity, and has experience working for the private sector, public organizations and academic research.