Robin Lines is an established interdisciplinary Conservation Biologist with over 12 years international experience in project development and management, applied fieldwork, community outreach, private & public sector collaboration, fundraising and grant management.
Highly capable in design, implementation and management of challenging fieldwork in remote areas, Robin focuses on natural resource management in arid and semi-arid rangelands, endangered species conservation and human-wildlife conflict.
Robin has a strong background in rural capacity building and sustainable development through wildlife-based business initiatives in collaboration with private and public sector stakeholders.
Since 2002 Robin has been founder director of the Namibian Wild Dog Project, working in rural areas with indigenous communal groups, commercial farming sectors and public service providers to investigate and implement solutions to African Wild Dog conservation.
Current and previous clients include the British High Commission (Windhoek), Danish & Swedish Development Agencies, Tusk Trust,People’s Trust for Endangered Species, Rufford Foundation, WILD Foundation/Sierra Club, Smithsonian National Zoological Institute, Royal Zoological Society of Edinburgh, UNDP and the World Bank.
Robin is a member of the Large Carnivore Management Association of Namibia, the IUCN Canid Specialist Group, the Society of Conservation Biology and IUCN Canid Specialist Group, the Flora and Fauna International.
He holds a B(Eng) Hons in Engineering from Leeds University and a MSc Conservation Biology from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent.