Dr. Nisha Owen, Director of Conservation
Dr. Nisha Owen is leading the development and implementation of the themes of conservation and science at On the EDGE Conservation. She also chairs the IUCN SSC Phylogenetic Diversity Task Force.
Previously, Nisha worked at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), developing the EDGE of Existence programme into its current incarnation as a ZSL flagship, as well as developing innovative online capacity building initiatives with United for Wildlife and National Geographic Society.
Her global and diverse conservation career spanning two decades has included: surveys of cryptic EDGE species such as the pygmy sloth in Panama and Sooglossid frogs in the Seychelles; training conservationists in field stations from Costa Rica to the Philippines; the mitigation of conflicts with elephants and tigers in the Western Ghats of India for her PhD; researching endemic flora and fauna in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania; counting jaguars, peccaries and other large mammals in the Amazon for her MSc; and reintroducing swift fox to the North American prairies.
Nisha also serves as a Trustee of the London Learning Foundation.