Annabel Rose Anderson
My name is Annabel Anderson and I am from Sydney, Australia. I am a second year student studying a Bachelor of Laws with a Bachelor of Security Studies. Complementing my studies, I am an intern for the Jane Goodall Institute Australia and a research assistant for the New South Wales Greens Party.
Wildlife conservation plays a critical role in my professional, academic and personal life. I am passionate about the conservation of Great Apes, particularly preventing the illegal trafficking of chimpanzees. I believe that adopting and enforcing stringent environmental legislation whilst also promoting alternative income generation schemes is vital to protect social livelihoods and prevent wildlife crime. I am also a strong proponent of marine conservation, in particular, campaigning to ban single-use plastics at my university and advocating against the installation of drumlines and shark nets on the Australian coastline.
I feel so privileged to be joining the Y4WC contingent at the CITES CoP. It will be an exciting time of innovation, cross-cultural communication and international networking that will immerse us in wildlife conservation, ultimately empowering future eco-leaders.