Rebecca has been working at FFI since September 2007. Though she studied conservation in her BA and MSc, she decided that the life in the jungle just wasn't for her. Having grown up in New York City, she has experienced more pigeons and squirrels than parrots and spider monkeys. So she decided to write about the impact that FFI's projects have on the ground.
Her current role as Communications Officer (Business & Biodiversity) has allowed her to focus her energy towards FFI's innovative Business & Biodiversity Programme. Rebecca helps to get the message out about FFI's strategic corporate partnerships and what they have helped to achieve for global biodiversity.
FFI is pleased to announce that Nanook, our elephant in the London Elephant Parade, has been sold for a whopping £9,500.
Nanook was sold in a live auction, held by Sotheby’s, took place on 3 July. In total, the Elephant Parade raised over £1.8 million for Asian elephant conservation.
The funds form Nanook’s sale will help FFI to keep up our hard work on saving endangered species and habitats around the world, including the Asian elephant.
We would like to thank everyone that bid on Nanook as well as those who spread the word about the Elephant Parade. It was a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness and funds for Asian elephant conservation.
Nanook was painted by Martin Aveling, who decided to place a polar bear on it to cleverly link concern for the conservation of Asian elephants to global concerns regarding climate change.
You can now buy a t-shirt with Nanook on it!
Photo credits: Martin Aveling.