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Who We Are

Andy Cornish, PhD

Leader, WWF and TRAFFIC Sharks and Rays Initiative
Sharks: Restoring the Balance
WWF International


Andy Ieads the WWF and TRAFFIC Sharks & Rays Initiative, and oversees its responsible consumption and management strategies. He is the WWF network’s representative among the core partners of the Global Sharks and Rays Initiative, and co-author of Global Priorities for Conserving Sharks and Rays: A 2015-2025 Strategy.

Andy also co-authored – and was instrumental in introducing – Hong Kong’s first sustainable seafood directory, while serving as Conservation Director for WWF-Hong Kong from 2005 to 2012. During that time he also led shark-fin advocacy efforts and the “Save Our Seas” campaign, which led to a permanent ban on all trawling.

Prior to this, after gaining his doctorate in reef fishes, Andy worked for the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in American Samoa and taught fish and fisheries-related undergraduate courses at the University of Hong Kong. He is a keen underwater photographer with a long-standing interest in sharks and rays, and has published several papers relating to diet, reproduction and pollutant loadings in bamboo sharks, as well as the field-guide Reef Fishes of Hong Kong.
 
	© Andy Cornish
© Andy Cornish

Ian Campbell

Manager, WWF Sharks and Rays Initiative
Sharks: Restoring the Balance
WWF-Pacific


Ian heads up the Pacific Shark Heritage Programme, where he oversees engagements with the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, while serving as the WWF’s leader for the shark tourism guide. He a fisheries specialist with more than 20 years’ experience in marine conservation, working in the public, private and NGO sectors. Ian graduated from Heriot-Watt University in 1993 with an honour’s degree in Applied Marine Biology, beginning his career as a field assistant on a variety of shark projects at the Bimini Biological Field Station in 1994. In 1997, Ian served as a commercial diver, working on both inshore and offshore oil facilities.

In 2004, Ian graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a Masters in Environmental Science before taking up employment as a marine ecologist for a commercial survey company. In 2007, he managed inshore fisheries in the United Kingdom as a Sea Fisheries Officer before moving into developing policy matters for the UK’s statutory nature conservation body Natural England. In 2011, Ian worked on the reform of the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy for the Pew Charitable Trusts before joining the WWF’s Global Shark and Ray Initiative. Ian is currently based in Fiji, where he leads the WWF’s work on shark and ray management.
 
	© Ian Campbell
Ian Campbell
© Ian Campbell

Glenn Sant

Fisheries Trade Programme Leader, TRAFFIC

Glenn Sant is TRAFFIC’s Fisheries Trade Programme Leader and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong’s Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, where he is based. As the TRAFFIC leader in the Global Sharks and Rays Initiative (GSRI) partnership, Glenn has been able to help lead the development of the strategy associated with responsible trade, a key part of which involves issues associated with the implementation of CITES. He has served in TRAFFIC for 24 years, specialising in research and management of trade in marine species. Glenn has published extensively in this area, particularly in regard to sharks, RFMOs and trade-related measures, CITES, and most recently, risk assessment work of aquatic species in trade and traceability of products in trade.

Prior to working for TRAFFIC he worked in fisheries research within Australia (W.A., N.T. & University of Melbourne). Glenn is involved in regional fisheries agreement meetings and expert consultations. He has participated in numerous CITES Conferences of the Parties, and has been involved in conducting CITES trade reviews of Tridacnidae species, participated in CITES Animals Committee and the shark working group, CITES Standing Committee working group on introduction from the sea and intersessional working group on sharks, as well as several other CITES activities.

Glenn serves as a Vice Chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and is a member of the IUCN SSC Marine Subcommittee. He has also assisted the Convention on Migratory Species MOU Sharks Advisory Committee and the Conservation Working Group as a recognised expert in the field.

 
	© Glenn Sant
© Glenn Sant

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