Dr. Harriet Davies-Mostert
Head of Conservation
Endangered Wildlife Trust
Harriet is currently Head of Conservation at the Endangered Wildlife Trust, providing strategic scientific oversight to conservation projects across southern Africa, and promoting practical evidence‐based research as the basis for effective strategies to conserve southern Africa’s rich biodiversity.
Harriet is a Council Member of the South African Wildlife Management Association, the Africa/Madagascar representative on the Alliance for Zero Extinction, and the EWT’s representative on the National Red List Alliance Coordinating Body. She sits on various national committees, is Chair of the IUCN South Africa National Committee, and was recently elected as Chair of the IUCN Regional Committee for East and Southern Africa. Harriet is an active member of the Cat, Canid and Conservation Breeding specialist groups of the IUCN’s Species Survival Commission.
She is also a Fellow of the Eugène Marais Chair of Wildlife Management, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria. Her research interests include large carnivore conservation and management, the data-science-policy interface, and the contribution of the wildlife economy to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
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