16640_10153748837080577_1408940972_nConsultant – Liz Tyson

Liz Tyson worked as the Director of CAPS from 2010 to 2015, having previously worked in the field of primate welfare and conservation. She became a consultant to CAPS in January 2015.

In 2007, Liz co-founded UK registered charity, Entropika UK, and acted as Legal Representative of the organisation’s Colombian partner, Fundacion Entropika, based in the southern Colombian Amazon, until 2009.

During her time in South America, Liz worked extensively with Tikuna indigenous communities in various participatory projects and was fieldwork director of the Aotus Project;  a pilot study to establish densities and abundances of the owl monkey (Aotus Spp), in order to present evidence to gain formal protection for the species, which was, at that time, threatened by large-scale extraction for biomedical research.

Liz is a law graduate with a specialisation in Environmental Policy. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Essex, School of Law. Her research explores the efficacy of animal welfare legislation in the UK.

Liz sits on the board of trustees for primate conservation charity, Neotropical Primate Conservation – an organisation that she has been involved with since it was founded in 2007.

Liz is an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre of Animal Ethics.

Follow Liz on Twitter: @chambira

Read her personal blog here: www.thedodo.com/community/liz_tyson

Historic blog posts: liztyson.blogspot.co.uk

See Liz’s presentation on CAPS’ campaign work at the International Animal Rights Conference 2013:

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