Louise Fletcher is a specialist in pangolin conservation. She got her start by trying her hand at animal-related projects such as working in rehabilitation centers. This, combined with a love of psychology and watching animals in the field, led her to pursue a Master’s Degree in Conservation and Biodiversity. Louise firmly believes that conservation needs to be viewed from a human perspective, and investigates ways to engage local communities, build local capacity and raise awareness. As a newly qualified teacher and having worked in education in the UK for many years she also takes any opportunity to incorporate pangolins in any lesson! Her first role with pangolins was working on the release and monitoring of trade confiscated Sunda pangolins in Vietnam, alongside a small carnivore camera-trapping project with The Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program, since then she has gone on to support the work of organizations in Brunei, Kalimantan and Sumatra. Currently she’s developing a project to support the use of trained dogs in Asian pangolin conservation. This will push forward many of the action points on the recently published IUCN Pangolin Specialist Group’s action plan. Through this she hopes to develop site-specific, long-term projects that create benefits to extend beyond the targeted species. Louise loves drawing and painting and recently realized her dream of illustrating a book about pangolins. This is an ecologically sound story, with a portion of the profits supporting NGOs working in pangolin conservation globally.