Harry Eckman is an international animal welfare specialist with over 20 years’ experience. As the Co-founder of Change For Animals Foundation (CFAF) and a consultant for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Harry has worked with hundreds of locally based animal protection organisations around the world. His work has included providing guidance and support on strategic thinking, planning and capacity development for animal welfare NGOs; stray dog and cat population management; campaigning to end the dog and cat meat trades; lobbying to end wildlife in captivity and the illegal wildlife trade; incorporating human behaviour change concepts into animal welfare and management programs; community and stakeholder engagement; and improving welfare standards in shelters and veterinary facilities.
Today, Harry is CEO of the World Cetacean Alliance, the world’s largest marine conservation partnership. He has a lifelong passion for the ocean and its protection. Protecting not only cetaceans, but their environments, the communities they live alongside, and the places they all call home. Harry was born in London but lives in Portugal with his wife, 3 cats and a dog.