Susan Canney is the Director of the Mali Elephant Project, having worked on a variety of nature conservation projects across Africa, Asia and Europe
She also worked as a research officer for the UK Government’s independent adviser on sustainable development at the Green College Centre for Environmental Policy & Understanding.
Her chief interest is how to bring ecological literacy to human decision making so that our actions are guided by a right relationship to the planet. As a result her work involves using systems perspectives and collaborative approaches to understand the human-nature relationship and find sustainable solutions to the co-existence of humans and nature.
She is a Research Associate of the Department of Zoology, Oxford University, a Trustee of Tusk Trust, a Tusk Conservation Award Judge, a member of the Sahara Conservation Fund’s Science Committee, a member of the IUCN African Elephant Specialist Group, and has co-authored a book on “Conservation” for Cambridge University Press.