Consultants and Experts

Consultants assist Fondation Franz Weber (FFW) in its work and various campaigns.

Hedia Baccar
Wildlife Consultant with regard to CITES and focal point for the African Elephant Coalition for FFW 

Expert in environmental protection and endangered wild species.

Hedia Baccar has extensive experience in environmental protection and international relations. In particular, she represented Tunisia in the negotiation of several environmental agreements, MEAs, and the Mediterranean Action Plan. She also led her country's delegation at CITES.

After several years with the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), Hedia Baccar joined Fondation Franz Weber in 2014. She is working actively for the protection of African elephants and wildlife in general.

Patricia Awori
Consultant for the protection of the African elephant 

Born in Nairobi, Pat holds a B.A. degree in International Relations, with a minor in behavioral sciences.

Director of Pan-African Wildlife Conservation Network, she is also founder and Chair of the Kenya Elephant Forum, a member of the East African Wildlife Society, and collaborated in establishing the African Elephant Coalition and the Kenya Elephant Forum, both influential advocacy groups in the campaign for the preservation of elephants.

As an expert in wildlife conservation, and in particular the protection of elephants, Pat advises the FFW in its work in favour of the African elephant. Her vast experience is an invaluable asset to the Foundation.

Rosalind Reeve
Senior Legal Advisor to Fondation Franz Weber on CITES and the protection of African elephants

Originally from the UK, Rosalind Reeve is an environmental lawyer, campaigner and political strategist. Her 27 years experience ranges from field investigations into wildlife trafficking in Africa and Asia to influencing international environmental policy and law through active engagement in CITES and other international conventions. She has been campaigning to protect elephants from ivory trade since 1988, when her work took her to Kenya and Tanzania where she witnessed first hand the impacts of rampant poaching and trafficking on African elephants. Rosalind also works on climate and forest policy, and has been at the forefront of the campaign to prevent deforestation through action under the climate change convention for the last six years.

Dr Reeve is author of the textbook, Policing International Trade in Endangered Species: the CITES Treaty and Compliance. She has a master’s degree in environmental law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a PhD in biochemistry from University College London.

Rémy Ledauphin
Consultant in management of protected areas and wildlife

Rémy is a trained ecologist and geographer, of French origin. For almost 20 years he has been working to preserve the African wildlife.

He has worked in various protected areas and on various conservation programs in Central and West Africa. He has successfully delivered consulting in Africa in the field of management and co-management of protected areas and peripheral areas, community management of natural resources and protected areas, conflict humans-animals, environmental education, environmental monitoring, and ecotourism. The fight against poaching is his main speciality.