Andrea Heydlauff joined Panthera in 2007 as the founding employee and now serves as Panthera's Senior Vice President. Up until early 2014, Andrea oversaw the operations of the organization, including fundraising, communications and media programs, outreach and education, government, donor and other partner relations, as well as played an active role in developing Panthera’s Tiger Program. Since January 2010, she has created and overseen the entire communications effort for Panthera, including traditional and digital multi-media. Andrea also creates films for local and international audiences to advance wild cat conservation; including the award winning short film called “My Pantanal” which won the International Wildlife Film Festival in Montana, Wild Talk Africa in Cape Town, and was a finalist at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.
Before coming to Panthera, Andrea served as the Tiger Program Coordinator for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), where she coordinated the Panthera-WCS Tigers Forever program, and was a researcher and author on the WCS, World Wildlife Fund, and Save the Tiger Fund Tiger Conservation Landscape project: Setting Priorities for the Conservation and Recovery of Wild Tigers: 2005 – 2015. Born in England, Andrea earned her B.A. in British Literature and M.Sc. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Arizona (2003). Her Master’s thesis focused on mitigating conflicts among humans, cattle and elk. Her interests and areas of expertise lie heavily in human dimensions of conservation, community engagement, communications and education, and effective and creative storytelling – all of which are critical in conserving the world’s wild cats.
- (2010) My Pantanal: Award winning film written and directed by Andrea Heydlauff, produced by Panthera.
Selected Scientific Publications by Andrea Heydlauff
- Sanderson, E.W., J. Forrest, C. Loucks, J. Ginsberg, E. Dinerstein, J. Seidensticker, P. Leimgruber, M. Songer, A. Heydlauff, T. O'Brien, G. Bryja, S. Klenzendorf, and E. Wikramanayake. (2010) "Setting Priorities for Tiger Conservation: 2005 - 2015." Tigers of the World. Ed. Tilson, R. & Nyhus, P. Academic Press: 143-162.
- Wikramanayake, E., Dinerstein, E., Forrest, J., Loucks, C., Seidensticker, J., Klenzendorf, S., Sanderson, E., Simons, R., Heydlauff, A., Ginsberg, J., O'Brien, T., Leimgruber, P., Songer, M., Bryja, G. (2010) "Roads to Recovery or Catastrophic Loss: How Will the Next Decade End for Wild Tigers?" Tigers of the World. Ed. Tilson, R. & Nyhus, P. Academic Press: 493-506.
- Dinerstein, E.; C. Loucks, E. Wikramanayake, J. Ginsberg, E. Sanderson, J. Forrest, G. Bryja, A. Heydlauff, S. Klenzendorf, P. Leimgruber, J. Mills. T. O’Brien, M. Shrestha, R. Simons, and M. Songer. "The Fate of Wild Tigers." Bioscience. Vol. 57, No 6. pp. 508-514.
- Gubi, S. and A. Heydlauff. 2007. "Tigers Forever." Oryx: Vol.41, No 1. pp. 13
- Heydlauff, A., Krausman P., Shaw W., Marsh S. 2006. Perceptions Regarding Elk in Northern Arizona." Wildlife Society Bulletin: Vol. 34, No. 1 pp. 27–35
- Sanderson, E., J. Forrest, C. Loucks, J. Ginsberg, E. Dinerstein, J. Seidensticker, P. Leimgruber, M. Songer, A. Heydlauff, T. O’Brien, G. Bryja, S. Klenzendorf and E. Wikramanayake. 2006. "Setting Priorities for the Conservation and Recovery of Wild Tigers: 2005-2015." The Technical Assessment. WCS, WWF, Smithsonian, and NFWF-STF, New York – Washington, D.C.
- Dinerstein, E., C. Loucks, A. Heydlauff, E. Wikramanayake, G. Bryja, J. Forrest, J. Ginsberg, S. Klenzendorf, P. Leimgruber, T. O’Brien, E. Sanderson, J. Seidensticker and M. Songer. 2006. "Setting Priorities for the Conservation and Recovery of Wild Tigers: 2005–2015. A User’s Guide." WWF, WCS, Smithsonian, and NFWF-STF, Washington, D.C. – New York.
Other Publications and Blogs by Andrea Heydlauff
- Heydlauff, A. (2014, December 4). Big Cat Week Huffington Post
- Heydlauff, A. (2010, January 28). A Brush with a Tigress Huffington Post: Panthera's Cat Tales.
- Heydlauff, A. (2010, January 16). Tigers in Trouble Kids MiniPage.
- Goldish, M.; A. Heydlauff (2010, January 1). Siberian Tiger: The World's Biggest Cat Bearport Publishing, US.
- Heydlauff, A. (2009, August 25). Conservation’s Unsung Heroes Huffington Post: Panthera's Cat Tales.
- Heydlauff, A. (March/April 2008). Tiger Rising. Wildlife Conservation Society Magazine. March/April 08, Publisher: WCS, Pages: 28-33
- Heydlauff, A. (2006) “Tigers.” In: E. Call. Mending the Web of Life: Chinese Medicine and Species Conservation. 2006. Ed. Elizabeth Call. 134 – 142
Selected Publications Featuring Andrea Heydlauff
- Henke, S., Krausman, P. (2015) Paths to Becoming a Wildlifer The Wildlife Society
- Llanos, M. (2014) Beyond 2015: Can World's Most Endangered Wildlife Survive? NBC News
- Brennan, F. (2013) 8 Amazing Female Eco-Entrepreneurs Women’s Health Magazine
- Tepper, R. (2013) Tiger Bone Wine Trade Reveals China's Two-Faced Approach To Conservancy (NSFW) Huffington Post
- Butler, R. (2013) Can Ranchers Co-exist With Jaguars? Mongabay
- Ruble, K. (2014) NY Passes Bill that Could Limit Selfies with Tigers Vice News
- Palmer, B. (2012) Are Tiger Mothers (Literally, Tiger Mothers) Good Mothers? SLate
- Worcester, J. (2012) Meet Andrea Heydlauff Sanctuary Asia
- Pardo, K. (2012) My Pantanal Review Izilwane
- Pardo, K. (2011) Newcomers and Conservationists and the New Face of Wildlife Filmmaking: a report from the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Izilwane