Photo on the Harricana River, Quebec, while leading 20-day canoe trip with Northwaters Wilderness Programs

Photo on the Harricana River, Quebec, while leading 20-day canoe trip with Northwaters Wilderness Programs

Emily Anne McIntosh

Hello, I am Emily, a Canadian environmentalist holding a BSc in Biology and Environment from McGill University.

I am passionate about community engagement in conservation as well as the intersection of human rights and conservation.  As an intern at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity I helped to contribute to the advancement of effective participation of indigenous peoples and local communities in the work of the Convention.

Currently, I am working as a Project Coordinator with the Quebec-Labrador Foundation, a not-for-profit working to engage and empower young people to advance conservation and stewardship efforts in the rural communities of Eastern Canada. Our recent projects emphasize wildlife monitoring, habitat conservation and raising awareness about the importance of conservation.

I am very excited for this opportunity to work with youth from around the world, to learn from their personal experiences and perspectives on wildlife conservation and its effective management, and I am honored to contribute to elevating youth voices at CITES CoP18.