Personnel and Board Members
Douglas Hendrie, Executive Director
Doug helped create and currently serves as Chief Technical Advisor for Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV), the sister organization of ENV Wildlife Conservation Trust. Doug went to Vietnam in 1996 to complete research for his Master’s Degree, returning in 1997 to work for Fauna and Flora International as Director of the Cuc Phuong Conservation Project at Cuc Phuong National Park. At the park, he met Quyen, whom he married in 2000. Since then, Doug has supported the development of ENV as Chief Technical Advisor.
However, Doug has worn many hats during his long stint in Vietnam, contributing a portion of his time to ENV, while also founding the Asian Turtle Program in pursuit of his life-long interest in tortoises and freshwater turtles, and establishing the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Vietnam program in 2004. Doug is also credited with helping to establish the Small Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program and Turtle Conservation Center at Cuc Phuong National Park, both of which were programs under the Cuc Phuong Conservation Project he directed. He sits on the board of two UK based nonprofit organizations, Indo-Myanmar Conservation and the Turtle Conservation Fund.
Doug continues to split his time between the United States and Vietnam, providing critical support to ensure on-the-ground initiatives have an effective impact on wildlife protection.
Michael has been the Campaign Director for a number of international NGOs with offices in Australia since 1978, including Friends of the Earth (FOE) and The Fund for Animals (FFA). Michael was also the joint Founding Director of Humane Society International (HSI) and Senior Conservation Policy Adviser to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Michael’s commitment to wildlife protection is further illustrated in his key role in the establishment of the Regional Natural Heritage Program, which allocated millions of dollars to protecting biodiversity hotspots in South East Asia and the Pacific by distributing funds to NGOs in the region. In 2000, Michael established a small grants program for NGOs in Southeast Asia/Asia Pacific and Africa, recently expanding to South America. Since 2000, the program has funded around 500 NGO projects, primarily in ‘biodiversity hotspot’ nations, supporting projects worth more than $6 million in over 35 countries.
Michael has directed NGO conservation treaty programs for 35 years, covering a range of international treaties, including the CBD, IWC, CITES, CMS and its many subsidiary agreements, WTO, CCAMLR, CRAMRA, the international climate change negotiations (REDD), and many other international forums.
Dave is currently the Executive Director of European Alliance of Rescue Centres and Sanctuaries. Dave graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Zoology and went onto pursue his career in wildlife animal welfare, eventually working for World Animal Protection (WPA), formerly The World Society for the Protection of Animals, where he became Head of Wildlife. Dave developed campaigns and projects focused on bear farming, zoo animal welfare, and human wildlife conflict. He has also managed the grant funding of numerous projects including anti-poaching initiatives in Africa, primate rescue sanctuaries in Africa and Asia, wildlife rehabilitation and release projects, and captive marine mammal campaigns. Dave has worked closely with ENV Wildlife Conservation Trust’s sister organization, ENV, as a donor and partner to phase out bear farming in Vietnam.
Kym is the Conservation Curator at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, holding extensive experience in developing and executing the zoo’s conservation initiatives. She also manages field conservation and conservation grants programs, and administers conservation budgets and restricted conservation funds. Kym has been supporting ENV Wildlife Conservation Trust’s sister organization, ENV, for many years.
Rhishja is the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which is working to stop the economic exploitation of endangered species. Understanding the importance of reaching an audience through creative outlets, Rhishja produced the documentary film, The Price, which examines mankind’s role in the next mass extinction. Rhishja also hosts the wildlife protection podcast Behind the Schemes, and is author of the book Murder, Myths & Medicine, the first book about the 2010 rhino crisis.