years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
Nicky Vyvyan-Robinson lives in the UK and works for AAF as the UK PR and Education Manager, helping to raise awareness and organise events for supporters, both old and new!
Having worked for many other charitable organisations before taking a break to have a family, Nicky returned to employment in the field which she felt most passionate about – wildlife conservation and animal welfare. She was fortunate enough to be employed for six years by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation taking on the PR and Education Co-ordinator roles. In that time, Nicky worked closely with the various projects in both Africa and Asia that are supported by DSWF, including Animals Asia Foundation, and visited some of the work in the field such as the desert rhino project in Namibia, the painted dog project in Zimbabwe and the anti-poaching projects in Kaziranga National Park, India.
However, it was on meeting Jill Robinson at a joint DSWF/AAF event in 2005 and again in 2007, that Nicky became inspired by the work of Animals Asia and, when invited to join the team in 2007, jumped at the opportunity.
Nicky is now developing the education role in the UK and will soon be fostering relationships with UK schools on Animals Asia’s work both on the moon bear rescue and on the Friends….or Food? projects.
Nicky is also a Trustee of Painted Dog Conservation (UK), helping to raise awareness and funds for the plight of this highly endangered species in Zimbabwe.