Victoria Price BSc(Hons) MSc DIC
Based in Cambridge UK, I am a wildlife conservation expert, trained in conservation science and project management, I bring over 10 years of experience working in the wildlife conservation sector.
My work in conservation has taken me all over the World; Cuba, Tajikistan, the Philippines, Madagascar and Zambia, to name but a few. Working in challenging places such as these teaches you quickly, what does, and doesn't work.
Bringing with me expertise and best practice from the international conservation sector, I have recently shifted the majority of my focus to European and UK conservation efforts.
I've seen that that clever planning and strong project management really does improve project success and I want to help people achieve and bigger and better things in the places that I love, and call home.
As a qualified project manager, I have led multiple projects focused on delivering, biodiversity and social outcomes.
Originally coming from a background in the UK conservation sector, my particular interest is applying best-practice management in a pragmatic way, finding workable solutions for people on the ground, wherever that may be.
Projects I have been involved in typically focus on community-centred approaches, with an emphasis on integrating social science. For example, my past research involved working with local communities to understand how fruit farming small-holders perceived the damage caused by wildlife, and what implications this had for the conservation of threatened species as well as management of tree crops.
I know what donors look for; I have over four years experience as a grant manager for a number of conservation funding mechanisms; including the Flagship Species Fund (an initiative supported by Defra) and, the Rapid Response Facility (an emergency fund for UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites). In addition, I have reviewed grant proposals for multiple international foundations and government bodies, and continue to do so.
Project monitoring is an essential element of any project and is the key to winning and sustaining donor investment. As a co-author of a manual on biodiversity monitoring (aimed at small to medium-sized conservation projects), my approach to project monitoring is pragmatic and simple. I help teams to demonstrate success whilst maximising affordability and minimising time spent on non-essential data-collection. I work with teams to identify simple and powerful ways to demonstrate project impact, which are always relevant to the size of the project.
I have a special interest in rewilding landscapes in the UK and Europe, where my background in the international and UK conservation sectors cross over.
A WORLD OF EXPERIENCE
WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES
EXAMPLES OF SUCCESS
INCREASE YOUR FUNDING
EXPERT IN PROJECT DESIGN
To find out more about specific projects I've been involved in recently visit my blog, download my CV or contact me to see how I can help you with your projects.
SELECTED RESOURCES & PUBLICATIONS>
Below are a selection of publications which I recommend and which I have contributed to, co-authored or reviewed.