Tania McCrea-Steele, Project Lead, Global Wildlife Cybercrime

Tania McCrea-Steele

Project Lead, Global Wildlife Cybercrime

Tania is responsible for developing and implementing projects that fight wildlife crime across the globe. She has led teams delivering projects across Asia, Africa, North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Tania has been at the forefront of developing and building strong relationships with Government, enforcers, the corporate sector, and other non-governmental organisations, as well as managing partnerships with key funders to ensure that wildlife crime is eradicated.

Since 2011 Tania has led IFAW’s global wildlife cybercrime project which involves managing an international team working in more than 25 countries across the globe. Under Tania’s leadership, IFAW has exposed the scale and nature of online wildlife trade, identify emerging trends in wildlife cybercrime, working with online tech companies, enforcement agencies, law makers and journalists to detect and disrupt illegal trade in wildlife over the internet.

Tania has been working for IFAW since 2004 and has also campaigned to end whaling and Canada’s commercial seal hunt. She previously led our UK national campaign focused on enforcement of the Hunting Act.

Before joining IFAW, Tania was involved in a number of on-the-ground conservation and animal welfare projects across the globe.