Animal welfare charity Wild Welfare has appointed two new ambassadors to support their ongoing commitment to driving forward animal welfare improvements around the world.
Award-winning author and primate expert Lorraine Miller has agreed to come on board with the charity as an ambassador after volunteering for the organisation for several years. Australian-based Lorraine has worked in the zoological industry for over 16 years, working in zoos, sanctuaries and conservation organisations in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Central America.
She specialises in great apes but has also spent time as the welfare coordinator at an elephant park in Thailand. Known for her children’s book series ‘The Zookeeper’s Quest’ Lorraine writes both fiction and non-fiction books centred around her passion for wildlife.
The second ambassador to join the organisation is Megan Elizabeth, an award-winning animal artist who lives in the Pennines in Yorkshire. Megan has exhibited her work across the UK, including exhibiting in London’s South Bank for the last three years. Working mostly in the medium of coloured pencil and pastel, Megan is best known for producing realistic and heartfelt portraits of people’s beloved pets.
She is passionate about animals and is excited to be able to combine her interests in conservation and welfare with her artworks, creating evocative and emotional pieces featuring endangered and vulnerable species. After completing her zoology degree in 2010, and working for many years in the charity sector, Megan is very happy to be able to combine the two into a career producing art in support of Wild Welfare’s work.
As Wild Welfare continues to increase its projects around the world, new ambassadors Lorraine and Megan will be helping to inspire more people to engage with the charity’s goals.
“We’re really pleased to have these two amazing and accomplished ambassadors join us in our mission and promoting our work. It’s an exciting step forward for the charity and the whole team is looking forward to positive collaborations with both Lorraine and Megan in the future.” Simon Marsh, Wild Welfare Director.
Wild Welfare’s work improves welfare standards for wild animals living in zoos, aquariums, and sanctuaries around the world. Working as much with people as with animals, the charity provides practical training and ongoing support to help upskill animal care staff and end the suffering of wild animals living in unsuitable conditions.
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Wild Welfare is a global organisation committed to improving animal welfare for captive wild animals. By uniting the world’s leading zoos, zoo associations and animal welfare organisations, we build trusting partnerships that help provide long-term solutions to critical wild animal welfare issues.
Our vision is a world where every captive wild animal is able to thrive and live a good life. Find out more at wildwelfare.org. Registered charity in England (no.1165941).