Dan "The Animal Man" started his career in Madagascar. While studying lemur behavior as a student, he also produced the award-winning film Nosy Maitso. Dan came to Cambodia in 2013, and launched Fauna in Focus in 2015.
CAMBODIAN NGO MANAGER
You might know him as “The David Attenborough of Cambodia.” Samban has been with Fauna in Focus since the very beginning, and is also the host of A Cambodian Nature Film and a Wildlife Instructor.
GRANTS & FUNDRAISING
Lula joined the team in 2018 to help take Fauna in Focus to the next level. She comes from a career in international development and has already spent time working in Asia in the health and human rights sector.
Dyna Sovan Rattanak
WILDLIFE INSTRUCTOR (& BOARD)
Rattanak is known as “Monkey” by her friends and family. A budding film-maker and local wildlife expert, Rattanak joined FIF in 2017. She is teaching our education programs and is taking a lead role in project administration.
Sometimes held together with tape, often out of batteries, meet Panasonic GH5. Today he is our most trusted friend and goes everywhere with us. We do not speak about Mr. GH3.
Though often left behind, and overshadowed by Mr. GH5, Phantom is still a valued member of our team, and produces some of our best quality footage. (He is for sale. Contact us if interested).
VOLUNTEERS & INTERNS
Fauna in Focus is built by our passionate and dedicated volunteers, interns and contributors. Meet our some of our amazing volunteers to learn how they support our work. Without these amazing and talented people we would never have accomplished as much as we have already!
Christie is using her skills in graphic design to help us finish various info-graphics and interactive learning materials for our Wildlife Club program and Nature Discovery Center. She is also the office prankster, so watch out!
Bonjour monsieur! All the way from Paris, Ben first came to us through an internship via his university and Professionals Doing Good NGO. After a two month internship he still had not had enough, upon completing his degree he hopped on a plane to come back to us.
Kelsey likes elephants. Like, a lot. An anthropologist, wildlife scientist, and artist, Kelsey is putting her considerable experience in the field towards the design and development of our new Nature Discovery Center. We are lucky to have her until she starts work on her PhD.
Oyen is a professional filmmaker with a passion for wildlife of all kinds, but especially those that live in the water. He has donated his skills and time to help produce our Cambodian Nature Film and is a certified underwater filmmaker.
Jorge is a resident science teacher in Siem Reap, and professional photographer. In his spare time he helps Fauna in Focus build robots, program Raspberry Pis, and create weird and wild contraptions with his 3D printer. We wouldn’t get much done without his creative influence.
Hoeung joined the esteemed ranks of Fauna in Focus volunteers after participating in a Wildlife Club program. She has been an amazing resource for connections and networking, as well as administration and revision for our graphic design work.
SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEER
Jenny is our in-house social media guru, has has tackled the mountain of social media engagement tasks. Her work helps us reach our 17,000 followers with inspirational and educational posts.
KEY SUPPORTERS & PAST VOLUNTEER
George & Victoria
George and Victoria are the primary startup benefactors for Fauna in Focus, and have graciously donated their financial support during these early years.
Jyoti's many contributions have helped shape the development of our project, from graphic design to project administration and overall growth.
Stephane De Greef
Stephane has donated his time and expertise as an invertebrate expert, helped raise support for our film, and contributes photos and advice in support of our wildlife science education programs.
Stefan is a life-long friend and is volunteering as a board member and adviser. His background is data analysis, marketing and web design. Just look at those glasses. He must be smart!
At age 14 Terrence produced his first wildlife documentary. He volunteered his skills to help finish our nature film with his special underwater camera.
Stefania volunteered for Fauna in Focus for several months in early 2017, and played a major roll in securing our first USAID/Winrock grant for film distribution.