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Kira Mileham

Kira Mileham

Species Survival Commission Director of Strategic Partnerships, IUCN

Dr Kira Mileham is a science communicator with a focus on collaborative partnerships, human behavior change and species conservation. Kira specializes in working with diverse global communities to identify shared visions, develop systems and unite action towards a more positive future for wildlife, wild places and people.

As the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Kira is globally responsible for strengthening collaborative species conservation efforts of IUCN SSC's extensive network of 9,000 scientific experts with NGOs, Corporate partners and Government Agencies. This match-making role leads her to sometimes be referred to as the 'dating-app' for species conservationists.

Kira is also a formal adviser on the Global Council of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums as well as the Field Conservation Committees of most of the world’s regional Zoo and Aquarium Associations.

Kira holds degrees in Conservation Ecology, Public Relations and a PhD in human behavior change and impact evaluation.

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