4 Dec December 4, 2014 in Conservation Programmes ManagerLondon, UKkitty@blueventures.orgAfter three years managing Blue Ventures’ Madagascar programme, Kitty moved to the UK at the end of 2016 to join the team in BV headquarters as Conservation Programmes Manager. Her role is to supervise and support Blue Ventures’ four main programmes (fisheries, aquaculture, community health, and mangrove conservation) to deliver impact within our integrated approach supporting community conservation. She also works as a focal point between our programmes in Madagascar and the work we are undertaking globally. After studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, Kitty went on to work on projects engaging people in nature and its conservation in the UK. A planned “year out” to get practical conservation experience in the Indian Ocean turned into seven years working on community outreach, communications, project management and organisational development, with the ECCD project (now Dahari) in the Comoros, the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, and then Blue Ventures in Madagascar. Kitty is based in London, speaks fluent French, reasonable Malagasy, and is a keen cyclist and fiddle player.