Liz is an animal advocate with over 16 years` of experience working for animal protection and conservation. She acted as Director of the Captive Animals` Protection Society (CAPS) from 2010 to 2015, after working in primate conservation in the UK and South America for various years previous. She now works are Director of the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary, the largest primate sanctuary in the USA.
In 2007, Liz co-founded UK registered charity, Entropika UK, and acted as Legal Representative of the organization`s Colombian partner, Fundacion Entropika, based in the southern Colombian Amazon, until 2009. During her time in South America, Liz worked extensively with Tikuna indigenous communities in various participatory projects and was fieldwork director of the Aotus Project, a pilot study to establish densities and abundances of the owl monkey (Aotus spp), in order to present evidence to gain formal protection for the species, which was, at that time, threatened by large-scale extraction for biomedical research.
Uncomfortable bedfellows: Challenges inherent in the "retirement" of non-human primates from vivisection