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Compassionate conservation is an interdisciplinary field promoting the treatment of all wildlife with respect, justice, and compassion. With the guiding principles of first, do no harm, individuals matter, inclusivity, and peaceful coexistence, compassionate conservation is forging a new path to enable positive human-wildlife interactions. Whether species are common or rare, whether native or not, and regardless of taxonomic distinction, all wildlife have intrinsic value and deserve compassion. Compassionate conservation offers a bold, inclusive, and forward-looking framework to promote a future whereby humans, wildlife, and nature can all flourish.

THE SOCIETY

THE MISSION

We are an international community of conservation professionals who affirm the intrinsic value of the living world - from individuals to ecosystems - and who work to promote coexistence and non-violence in conservation practice and policy. 

The Society’s aim is to enhance the study, practice and application of compassionate conservation approaches.

What is CC
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COMPASSIONATE
CONSERVATION

The Board

THE BOARD

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Arian Wallach

Arian conducts research exploring how values shape the science and practice of conservation. By integrating animal ethics in ecological science, she aims to promote compassionate approcaches to challenges in conservation and farming. She holds a Furture Felowship at the School of Biology & Environmental Science, Queensland Unviersity of Technology, Australia.

Contact: a.wallach@qut.edu.au

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Dror Ben Ami

Dror Ben-Ami is an ecologist and wildlife conservation biologist working on themes of human-wildlife coexistence and the integration of animal protection into conservation practice for improved conservation outcomes. Dror’s research includes peri-urban ecology, road ecology, the impact of commercial killing on the well-being of kangaroos, wolf biology and coexistence mechanisms between humans and kangaroos and wolves.  

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Daniel Ramp

Daniel Ramp is a conservation biologist with an interest in landscape ecology, behavioral ecology, road ecology, and wildlife-human interactions. At the core of his research lies an adoption of the principles of compassionate conservation, an expanding international discipline that promotes the wellbeing of individuals in environmental decision making. He is active in creating science that assists in policy change and his primary goal is to incentivise coexistence with wildlife in agricultural landscapes. Daniel is the Director of the UTS Centre for Compassionate Conservation in the TD School. With a long interest in marsupials from the family Macropodidae, Daniel was a co-founder of THINKK- the think tank for kangaroos, an academic forum that operated from 2010 - 2014 with the aim of fostering a greater understanding among Australians of kangaroos. Research conducted within Dan's group encompasses a wide range of topics. His team work in the peri-urban surrounds of Sydney, within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, across the Hunter and Macquarie Valleys, and in production landscapes in throughout Australia, especially in the rangelands. His team also work on international projects, focused on Israel, South Africa, the US, and Asia.

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Arian Wallach

Arian conducts research exploring how values shape the science and practice of conservation. By integrating animal ethics in ecological science, she aims to promote compassionate approcaches to challenges in conservation and farming. She holds a Furture Felowship at the School of Biology & Environmental Science, Queensland Unviersity of Technology, Australia.

Contact: a.wallach@qut.edu.au

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Ondine Sherman

Ondine is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Voiceless, the animal protection institute.
She is the author of Vegan Living (2020 Pantera Press), Star (2020 Pantera Press), Snow (2019 Pantera Press), Sky (2019 Pantera Press) and The Miracle of Love (2013 Allen & Unwin).

Ondine is currently a PhD student at Sydney University. She holds an MA in Environmental Education from Macquarie University and a BA in Communications from the University of Technology, Sydney. She is an Ambassador for Action for Dolphins and Director of conservation NGO, This is My Earth (TiME). Ondine has published pieces on animal protection in media such as Sydney Morning Herald, AlterNet, Mamamia and more.

In 2012, Ondine was Nominated by Cosmopolitan for “Fun, Fearless, Female” Award, presented the Commencement Speech for Macquarie University in 2011 and in 2009 was nominated as one of Australia’s top 10 Community Leaders by News Limited & Microsoft.

Ondine lives in Tel Aviv with her husband and three children. Her mischievous street cats, loyal dogs and ex-battery chickens all keep her extraordinarily entertained.

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