WHO WE ARE

ANIMONDIAL is a specialist consultancy that provides impartial advice to guide travel and tourism, improve animal and nature protection and deliver meaningful change.

ANIMONDIAL Founders: Helen and DanielCombining two decades of expertise in applied animal welfare science, wildlife conservation, sustainable tourism development and social impact, ANIMONDIAL seeks to guide travel businesses through the complexity. Working together we can help travel and tourism achieve Net Zero through effective animal and nature protection.

Working with travel businesses, trusted NGOs, auditing services and academia, ANIMONDIAL provides impartial advice and practical support to better manage tourism’s impact on biodiversity and nature. ANIMONDIAL strives 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

David Jay – Animal Protection Network Manager
(MSc)

David is a Conservation Biologist with 25 years of experience. As manager of ANIMONDIAL’s Animal Protection Network, he will no doubt ensure the initiative supports grassroots nonprofits, big and small.

Cara Oliver – Communications Manager

Cara is a skilled Marketeer with 20+ years experience. Passionate about both travel and the natural world, she spent a number of years exploring and working in Australasia including working for World Animal Protection in Sydney. She is passionate about finding ways we can communicate the urgent need to act now and will be a huge asset to our messaging to Build Back Better!

Joshua Allmey – Research Officer
(BSc (Hons) Environmental Science)

Josh is an environmental scientist who has been working as a researcher at ANIMONDIAL for over 2 years, supporting the gathering of evidence and knowledge to keep the team on top of current trends and studies. Passionate about marine environments in particular, he strives to raise awareness of, and reduce the impact of travel on nature.

Daniel at AITO and Helen at ABTA training events