Kinship Conservation Fellows Announces 2014 Cohort


Kinship Conservation Fellows Announces 18 Conservation Leaders Chosen for 2014 Cohort

Conservation leaders based in 10 countries will gather in Bellingham, Washington, USA for a month-long fellowship exploring market-based approaches to environmental issues.

April 29, 2014 | Chicago, Illinois: Kinship Conservation Fellows today announced the selection of their twelfth cohort of Fellows. The 18 Fellows will travel from 10 countries including Belgium, Canada, China, Ecuador, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States to attend the month-long program in Bellingham, Washington.

Kinship Conservation Fellows are mid-career practitioners with an interest in market-based conservation principles and a demonstrated commitment to leadership. From June 29 to July 30, the 2014 cohort of Fellows will take part in an exceptional learning community that prepares them to successfully implement innovative strategies in the field.

“I am honored to announce our impressive group of 2014 Kinship Fellows,” said Nigel Asquith, Director of Kinship Conservation Fellows. “This cohort is tackling conservation issues around the world, from watershed conservation in China to the establishment of collaborative forest management systems in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Kinship faculty and I look forward to helping them advance their goals in using market-based tools for conservation and hone their leadership skills during the upcoming program.”

Highlights of Kinship Conservation Fellows include:

  • Month-long in-residence program
  • Core instruction in the application of market-based tools
  • Training in leadership, economic, finance and business management practices
  • Hands-on application of learning via individual and group projects
  • Faculty with international expertise
  • Inclusion in a global Fellows Community
  • $6,000 stipend with lodging provided

A list of this year’s 18 Fellows:

Paola Bauche, Independent Consultant – Guadalajara, Mexico

Jane Boles, Offsetters Climate Solutions Inc – Vancouver, Canada

Jennifer Chapman, Blue Ventures – London, England

Wain Collen, PlanJunto – Quito, Ecuador

Tanguy De Bock, Riviéres de Wallonie – Hyon, Belgium

Mwangi Githiru, Wildlife Works – Voi, Kenya

Andrew Goldberg, Dogwood Alliance – Asheville, NC, USA

Andrew Harvey, MantaWatch – London, England

Matthew King, Living GREEN Foundation – Boulder, CO, USA

Hao Li, Beijing Forestry Society – Beijing, China

Greg Martindale, Ezemvelo Kwazulu-Natal Wildlife – Nottingham Road, South Africa

Kelli McCune, Sustainable Conservation – San Francisco, CA, USA

Faith Milkah Muniale, ERMIS Africa – Nakuru, Kenya

Tsering Norbu, The Pendeba Society of the Tibet Autonomous Region – Lhasa, China

Voahirana Claudia Randriamamonjy, Madagasikara Voakajy – Antananarivo, Madagascar

Cornelia Rindt, Offsetters – Vancouver, BC, Canada

Cecilia Simon, Climate Action Reserve – Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Jacquelyn Wallace, Okanogan Land Trust – Pateros, WA, USA


Established in 2001, Kinship’s mission is to develop a community of leaders dedicated to collaborative approaches to environmental issues with an emphasis on market-based principles. For more information about Kinship Conservation Fellows, please contact Catherine Rabenstine at (312) 803-6200,, or visit For more about market-based approaches to conservation, read our blog:

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