Senior Advisor, CITES
Rosalind is a Senior Advisor to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. Over 30 years as an environmental lawyer, campaigner and policy analyst, she has conducted field investigations into wildlife trafficking and timber trade, led international campaigns, and actively engaged in shaping international environmental law and policy. Her experience ranges from biodiversity conservation and wildlife trade to forest and climate policy.
She has campaigned to end the ivory trade for good since witnessing first hand the devastating slaughter of elephants in East Africa in the 1980s.
Rosalind is an expert on compliance systems in international law and author of the textbook, Policing International Trade in Endangered Species: the CITES Treaty and Compliance. She is a member of IUCN’s Environmental Law Commission, and has written or contributed to numerous reports and articles on wildlife trade and CITES.
She has a master's degree in environmental law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a PhD in biochemistry from University College London.