WHO WE ARE

ANIMONDIAL provides impartial advice to guide travel businesses, improve animal protection and deliver meaningful change.

ANIMONDIAL Founders: Helen and DanielCombining two decades of expertise in applied animal welfare science, sustainable tourism development and corporate engagement, ANIMONDIAL seeks to overcome the challenges faced by tourism and ensure effective animal protection.

Working with travel businesses, trusted NGOs, auditing services and academia, we provide impartial advice and practical support to better manage tourism’s impact on animals and the natural environment. We strive to make a positive difference to individual animals, species conservation, local communities, travellers, and global destinations.


Daniel Turner – Co-founder and Director
(BSc Hons Environmental Biology, CBiol MRSB)

Daniel is an environmental biologist with knowledge and experience in applied animal welfare science, field conservation, wildlife trade policy, environmental education and policy development.

For over 20 years, he has directed projects for international wildlife protection NGOs, influenced ground-breaking policy and delivered outcomes that have improved the protection of animals. This has included the development of guidance, educational tools and training to aid the global travel industry in their application of animal welfare principles, the creation and coordination of multi-stakeholder alliances, and the development and delivery of strategy that has influenced EU policy. Daniel co-drafted ABTA’s Global Welfare Guidelines for Animals in Tourism (2013), has created robust animal welfare audit criteria, and over the last decade, his advice to the travel industry and national governments has resulted in significant policy change.

Responsible Travel Logo‘I’ve worked with Daniel for 10 years. Daniel is widely regarded as one of the leading figures in the animal welfare movement, in particular for his engagement and work with the tourism industry. He is vastly knowledgeable and experienced in the issues and in how to engage business to solve them. I have no hesitation in recommending him highly to any tourism businesses looking for support in this area.’ – Justin Francis, Founder and CEO,  Responsible Travel 

Helen Usher – Co-founder and Director
(IDM PG Diploma Direct & Digital Marketing, BA Hons)

Helen is our social impact and communications specialist, skilled in marketing, PR, fundraising and strategic corporate partnerships between NGOs and corporates. Helen also holds a postgraduate degree with honours from the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing.

With over a decade of experience in fundraising and marketing, and as a recognised corporate partnerships consultant for national and international NGOs, Helen has driven award-winning strategic global partnerships and CSR initiatives, and worked with clients including Jaguar Land Rover, Allianz, Lush, Born Free Foundation, Mind, WWF, Cats Protection, Marie Curie, Etihad Airways, Body Shop, Hewlett Packard, Four Paws International, Thomson Airways, STA Travel, Kuoni and more.

Mind logo‘Helen was a huge help to the Mind Corporate Partnerships Teams (New Partnerships and Account Management) during 2019. It was an especially busy time as we secured the largest partnerships to date. Helen brought her indomitable drive, passion and rigorous approach to everything we threw her way whether new biz bids, account management or strategic consultancy’
– Richard Amos, Head of New Corporate Partnerships, Mind

Daniel at AITO and Helen at ABTA training events