Ghislaine Llewellyn, WWF-Australia's Conservation Manager, is at the forefront of WWF's conservation work, overseeing projects as diverse are protecting the Coral Sea to relocating endangered rock wallabies.
Ghislaine, or Gilly as she's know, has an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, a PhD in Earth Sciences from Harvard University, and more than ten years scientific research and on-the-ground conservation experience.
Gilly has been responsible for identifying and analysing current and future trends in oceans conservation in Australia to ensure WWF is at the forefront of oceans conservation. This work covers a wide area including Great Barrier Reef, Antarctica, Southern Ocean, Ningaloo Reef, threatened marine species, sustainable fishing, tropical seas, marine turtles, international fisheries, marine protected areas, bycatch, and illegal fishing.
Originally from South West Wales, Gilly grew up near the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and was inspired from an early age by the sea and its creatures.
In the policy arena Gilly spent several years leading WWF's international and Asia Pacific marine protected area work and helped launch large-scale multi-country conservation efforts towards building networks of marine protected areas in East Africa, South East Asia, and Melanesia.
She has also led numerous scientific expeditions within the Caribbean, worked with a local university and local students in Indonesia, spent ten days in an underwater habitat off Florida, worked with submersibles off the Bahamas, and authored WWF's green reconstruction guidelines following the Tsunami in Aceh.
Author's website: WWF-Australia