Loïs Lelanchon, Animal Rescue Program Officer

Loïs Lelanchon

Animal Rescue Program Officer


With several years of experience in advocating for animal welfare and wildlife conservation notably at EU level, Loïs joined IFAW in April 2017 as Animal Rescue Program Officer. His responsibilities include developing disaster preparedness initiatives and responding to natural and man-made disasters both in Europe and worldwide, while working to improve the welfare of confiscated wild animals and the rescue of marine mammals in Europe. 


Humane Society International, EU Policy Officer

Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, Trainee

World Veterinary Association, Trainee

Association pour la protection des animaux sauvages (ASPAS), Legal Assistant


Ph.D. candidate in Public Law and Legal History Studies, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Masters’ in Animal Law and Society, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Masters’ in International and Comparative Environmental Law, Université de Limoges, France


  • Koumba Pambo, A. F., Carroll, T., Lelanchon, L., Ehi-Ebewele, E., Sonko, A. and White, L. (2016), International trade in endangered species: the challenges and successes of the 17th conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES). African Journal of Ecology, 54: 399–401. doi:10.1111/aje.12394
  • Lelanchon, L., L'avènement du bien-être animal dans le contexte de l'intensification de la production de denrées animales, Revue Semestrielle de Droit Animalier – RSDA, 2/2014
  • Lelanchon, L., Animal Protection Laws in France and Spain (Animal Legal Defense Fund Summer Research Grant 2013), Animal Legal & Historical Web Center, Michigan State University, September 2013.