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Rebecca May's biography

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I’ve been working at WWF since 1997, which amazes me every time I say this! I have always enjoyed learning about wildlife through TV programmes, and observing wildlife first hand, and experiencing beautiful places.

After studying biology at University, I really wanted to work on environmental and nature conservation issues. My life at WWF has been captivating and inspiring, and whilst always based here in the UK, I have visited a few really special places through work, and on holiday.

I started by working on UK conservation issues, and then became a programme manager, supporting forest and species projects in the Mediterranean, supporting freshwater focused projects in Pakistan and India, and one of the best jobs ever: supporting tiger landscapes and Asian species projects.

Working with WWF colleagues in various countries, I have had a great insight into the very real threats and the solutions we are working on in places like India, Russia, Nepal and China, and had the privilege of working with dedicated and inspiring colleagues. I have also had the very special experience of seeing a tiger in the wild, whilst on holiday in India, which I will never forget. Special moments like these and being part of WWF’s conservation work feed my motivation to play my part in helping to protect threatened species and habitats. I’d like to be able to share some of these experiences with you on this blog site.

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Rebecca May © WWF International Women's Day

People at the heart of wildlife conservation

Our relationships on this planet are tangled up in a complex web of life, where what we do affects other living beings and our physical surroundings. So why then do we seem to damage the natural resources that we depend on? And how can people-centred solutions to conservation protect wildlife and wild places? On the […]

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Snow leopard In Winter © Klein & Hubert / WWF

Snow leopard : searching for the ghost of the mountain

Earlier this year, I was very excited to be invited by WWF Nepal to join the snow leopard collaring expedition into the eastern area of Nepal – Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA).  This was a fantastic and unique opportunity to not only see how the snow leopard collaring is done, but also to spend time in […]

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