SAMANTHA SALT

Partnerships Development Officer (UK), Borneo Nature Foundation International

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I am currently working at the Borneo Nature Foundation International as Partnerships Development Officer, following the completion of my Masters in Conservation Science and Policy at the University of Exeter. 

 

I am fascinated by human-wildlife interactions and believe in the importance of putting people at the heart of conservation. I explored this during my MSc research supported by Dr Kimberley Hockings and Dr Hellen Bersacola, investigating the distribution of ungulate species across a shared agroforest landscape in Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau. Prior to this, in 2018 I embarked on a research expedition to Borneo where I assisted a range of biodiversity surveys in collaboration with the University of Exeter and Borneo Nature Foundation. During this expedition, I was lucky enough to encounter a critically endangered orangutan, hear the songs of the endangered white-bearded gibbon and was inspired to help conserve this vital rainforest habitat.  

 

My current role at Borneo Nature Foundation International involves raising awareness, funds and support for our on-the-ground conservation, sustainable community development and environmental education in Borneo.  

 

Timeline 

2021 – present: Partnerships Development Officer (UK), Borneo Nature Foundation International 

2020 – 2021: Programme Officer, CoachBright Charitable Trust 

2019 – 2020: MSc Conservation Science and Policy, University of Exeter 

2016 – 2019: BSc Conservation Biology and Ecology, University of Exeter