Dr John Fanshawe

Dr John Fanshawe

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Name: Dr John Fanshawe
Position: Conservation Director, BirdLife International
Email: john.fanshawe@birdlife.org

Dr John Fanshawe, in international bird conservation since 1987, dividing his time between the UK, Kenya and Tanzania. Previously Head of Policy and Advocacy (1998-2003) and Head of Development Programmes (1995-1995); he now leads BirdLife’s work on culture and society, and is EWA’s primary link for the Partnership. He has a particular interest in local conservation and development initiatives, and the role of traditional ecological knowledge. John studied law as an undergraduate, and has a DPhil in zoology from Oxford where he was a member of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit. He also has an MA in Contemporary Arts Practice from University College Falmouth. With Terry Stevenson, he co-authored a Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa, and with Stevenson and Nigel Redman its sister guide to the Horn of Africa. For one day a week, he is seconded to the Cambridge Conservation Initiative where he co-ordinates CCI’s work on the arts, science, and conservation. His work for EWA fits naturally within this portfolio.