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EPISODE 20: ANDREA HEYDLAUFF ON WHY PROTECTING NATURE FOSTERS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

EPISODE 20:

Andrea Heydlauff on Why Protecting Nature Fosters Human Development

In this episode we speak with Andrea Heydlauff, the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for African Parks Network. African Parks is a non-profit conservation organization that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities across Africa. It manages 19 national parks and protected areas in 11 countries covering over 14.7 million hectares.

Andrea has written and co-authored numerous scientific and popular publications on conservation, has spoken widely at conferences and is an award-winning filmmaker. Her interests lie heavily in human dimensions, community engagement, education, media and creative storytelling – topics we explore in detail during this episode of Voices of Nature.

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"Voices of Nature" Podcast 20: Andrea Heydlauff on Why Protecting Nature Fosters Human Development
Photo: Fishermen – Liwonde NP in Malawi: Pluk Media
Photo: Lion in Zakouma, Chad: Marcus Westberg
Photo: Elephants in Akagera, Rwanda: African Parks
Photo: Mobile Health Clinic in Odzala, Congo: Marcus Westberg

Episode 20: Andrea Heydlauff

Andrea Heydlauff is the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for African Parks Network. Prior to joining APN, she was the founding employee of Panthera where she served as Senior Vice President for eight years and helped establish them as the leading big cat conservation organisation. Before that, Andrea managed the Tiger Program for the Wildlife Conservation Society across nine countries in Asia, and was a co-author on “Setting Priorities for the Conservation and Recovery of Wild Tigers: 2005 – 2015”. Born in England, Andrea earned her B.A. in British Literature and M.Sc. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Arizona where her thesis focused on human-wildlife conflict. Over 15 years, Andrea has written and co-authored numerous scientific and popular publications on conservation, has spoken widely at conferences and is an award-winning filmmaker. Her interests lie heavily in human dimensions, community engagement, education, media and creative storytelling.

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