In addition to the staff and consultants, Natural Justice has a team of highly skilled associates, each of whom specializes in a certain area of law, policy, science, or development.
Jessica Campese is an independent consultant and policy analyst focusing on governance and rights-based approaches to conservation, including in the context of REDD+ and community-based natural resource management. She works with several NGOs in Tanzania, where she was based for the last several years, and several international NGOs.
Dr Cath Traynor is currently focusing upon developing rights-based approaches to REDD+. She has a background in ecosystem services, sustainable natural resource management, and rural livelihoods with extensive experience from SE Asia and southern Africa. She is based in Cape Town and also advises conservation organisations, governments, and universities.
Elan Abrell, esq, is a lawyer specializing in human rights and a Doctoral Candidate at the City University of New York. He has previously worked closely with Natural Justice on the TK Commons.
Loretta Feris is a lawyer and associate professor with the Institute for Marine and Environmental Law at the University of Cape Town. She has taught law at several universities in South Africa and the USA, where her publications have focused on environment, trade and development. She is also a Law Commissioner for IUCN.
Kirsten Martin uses her background in coastal biodiversity research and resource management to integrate local resource needs, values, and knowledge in the development of collaborative management schemes with communities, NGOs, government departments, and/or private businesses. She also works as an independent environmental consultant with a base in Kenya.
Dr Marcelin Tonye Mahop is a Research Fellow at the Law and Governance Group of Wageningen University, in the Netherlands, and a consultant on intellectual property and development issues. He focuses on intellectual property laws and policies around biodiversity, access to and utilisation of biological and genetic resources, and community rights. He provides support to the Africa Group through the ABS Capacity Development Initiative.
Jen Newenham is an ecologist with extensive experience of the UNESCO biosphere framework through her work establishing the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region. Jen is also the founder of Biovista, an environmental consultancy.
Dr. Daniel Robinson has worked for several years on environmental, social, and legal issues relating to biodiversity, traditional knowledge, and life science innovation, particularly in Thailand and other parts of Asia. He is currently a Senior Lecturer on environment and development at the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales.
Olivier Rukundo provides support to regional capacity building and the international ABS negotiations and most recently, was a Legal Research Fellow at the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law. Currently, he is a Programme Officer with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Dr. Peter Wood is working to improve the rights of forest-dependent communities within the context of REDD. Peter is also a forest policy advisor to Global Witness and an Associate of the International Institute of Sustainable Development.
Sabine Zajderman has a strong background in fair trade development in South Africa and sustainable tourism development with a special focus on fragile environments and indigenous and local communities of the South Pacific region.