Author Louise de Waal

Louise has a PhD in environmental management and a passion for Africa and wildlife conservation. Starting in academia, she later founded a sustainable tour operator business, thereafter continuing as a freelance sustainable tourism consultant, during which she spearheaded the #HandsOffOurWildlifecamoaign in response to the many unethical and often cruel captive wildlife encounters on offer in South Africa . She was instrumental in the establishment of the Lion Coalition “to stop the captive breeding and keeping of lions and other big cats for commercial purposes in South Africa” and sits on its Steering Committee. In her current role as Blood Lions’ Campaign Manager, she is involved in the digital campaign, research and lobbying with government and other stakeholders .

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