Dr James Cadbury served Royal Society for the Protection of Birds for many years as Head of Research, Senior Ecologist and as an advisor for the management of RSPB reserves. From 1987-1998, he was editor of RSPB Conservation Review. He has an extensive knowledge of the vascular plant flora in Europe and Seychelles. For several years, James was a member of the Council of the Botanical Society of the British Isles. He is a vice-president of the Cambridgeshire Bird Club and a member of the English Nature Management Committee for Wood Welton Fen, the National Trust Local Management Committee for Wicken Fen and the Devon Wildlife Trust Management Committee for Welcombe and Marsland reserves. He is a Trustee of Plantlife International and was for many years Chairman of the Aride Island Scientific Committee.
Professor Chris Feare, from UK, is an ornithologist specialising in the management of birds for pest control and conservation. He has published 4 books and over 150 scientific publications, including 40 on his research in Seychelles. In 1972 he began a study of Sooty Terns in the Seychelles in relation to the harvest of its eggs, and he visits Seychelles annually to continue these studies and to address other issues of conservation concern for the Division of Environment. Formerly a researcher at the UK Ministry of Agriculture, he now runs his own consultancy. He is a Council member of the British Ornithologists’ Union and chairman of its conference committee and is editor of two scientific publications, Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club and Advances in Vertebrate Pest Management. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds.
Professor Lars Kristoferson, with a PhD in Plasma Physics, served the Environment Institute of the Royal Academy of Sweden, was Vice Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute and Secretary General of Baltic 21, the regional organisation for Sustainable Development of the Governments around the Baltic Sea, was Adjunct Professor of Int'l Environmental Policy of the Stockholm University before joining WWF Sweden as Secretary General between 1999 and 2007. He has served as Consul General for Seychelles in Sweden since 1984. He is Board Member of Seychelles Island Foundation, Advisor the Seychelles University and was member of the Prime Ministers Sustainability Commission in Sweden. He has published extensively on various regional and global environmental matters.
Carl Gustaf Lundin joined IUCN as Head of the Global Marine Programme in November 2001. His primary responsibility has been to develop the program in marine protected areas; building partnerships for conservation of ecosystems and endangered marine species; sustainable fisheries management; and climate change effects on marine resources. Before joining IUCN he worked with the World Bank for 12 years, where his main focus was on coastal and marine management issues in several regions of the world including projects in Argentina, Baltic States, China, Eritrea, Indonesia, Mozambique, Seychelles and Tanzania. He has a Bachelors degree in Biology from Uppsala University in his native Sweden, and a Licentiate in Philosophy, Natural Resources Management, from Stockholm University. He has written a wide range of books, reports and publications in this field.
Tim Sands, retired in 2005 after working for forty years in natural history and nature conservation, first at the City Museum in Sheffield and the Council for Nature in London and then for thirty years at the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT). Latterly he was Director of Conservation and then Head of Parliamentary Affairs at RSWT and throughout his career has specialised on campaigning work in the Westminster Parliament. He was a Trustee of RSWT (2005-2011) and published a history of the Society and the Wildlife Trusts – Wildlife in Trust – a hundred years of nature conservation – in 2012. He is a Deputy Chairman of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. For more than 30 years, when Aride Island was owned by the RSWT, Tim was responsible for its involvement in the island and he continues to take a close interest in its conservation and management. He is currently a Trustee of the Island Conservation Society (UK). He has been a regular visitor to the Seychelles and Aride in particular. He joined Adrian Skerrett in 2005 and 2007 to run successful Wildlife Travel holidays to nine of the Inner Islands and made his latest visit in 2013.
Lucy Cadbury is a trustee of ICS (UK) and has a long standing interest in national and international nature conservation. From an early age she assisted on bird censuses at Hickling and Arne and with plant surveys at Tiree and Abernethy Forest. Lucy holds a degree in Linguistics and Speech and Language therapy. She is fluent in French, Spanish and Italian, has excellent people skills and enjoys educational projects with young people. She has worked for League pour la Protection des Oiseaux in Brittany, Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli in Italy, as Academic Director teaching English in Quito, with Street Children in Loja (Ecuador) with RSPB on Islay living there for several years, at Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge and has taught English in different language schools. She is fascinated by remote places and has trekked the high Peruvian Andes during four summers only accompanied by a donkey and a donkey man. Lucy has done volunteer stints on Aride in 1999 and 2008. She made her fourth trip to Aride in 2013, having first visited with her grandfather in 1984 and father Dr James Cadbury. Lucy currently lives in Cambridge bringing up her four year old son Darwin and hopes he will have a keen interest for Aride in the future.