We’re really pleased to welcome Sarah Blake to our team, who joins us to take up the role of Projects and Development Manager while Sophie Khan is on maternity leave.
Sarah has more than a decade’s experience in animal management, where she has spent time working as an animal keeper in various zoos, wildlife parks and animal sanctuaries in the UK. She also has experience working within the ethical ecotourism sector and is passionate about educating the public on responsible animal tourism.
Sarah said: “I’ve always been an admirer of the unique and vital work Wild Welfare carries out so I’m very excited to now be a part of it.
“Having seen some of the ongoing global animal welfare issues I can only hope that my experience, knowledge and passion can help this excellent charity make a difference.”
Sarah first got involved with Wild Welfare when she helped us create a portfolio of images and ideas to use for our work with zoos and their animal keeping teams. She was also a volunteer on an Animals Asia, Wild Welfare collaboration in Hanoi Zoo in Vietnam back in 2017, where she worked making animal care and welfare improvements.
Sarah sits on the Association of British and Irish Wild Animal Keepers (ABWAK) council as a sub-editor and content creator for their publication Ratel, and writes for Conservation Careers, encouraging and inspiring young conservationists of the future. Picking up the baton from Sophie, Sarah will be overseeing and managing Wild Welfare’s full scope of communications and resources outputs over the coming months.
Meet the rest of the Wild Welfare team HERE