Rebecca Keeble

Rebecca Keeble

Regional Director, IFAW Oceania

Rebecca has worked on wildlife trade, marine conservation, habitat protection and animal welfare issues across South East Asia and the Pacific for more than 15 years.   

During this time, Rebecca has lobbied all levels of government and internationally for greater protection of threatened species and their habitats, established programmes to address the welfare issues facing companion animals in indigenous communities across the region, served as an NGO adviser on Australian Government delegations to international Conventions including CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), CMS (Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals) and UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) and has been an NGO adviser on a number of national and international working groups developing conservation plans specifically looking at protections for sharks, seals, dugong, turtles, seabirds and whales and dolphins.

In addition, Rebecca has served as a member on a number of NGO coalitions including  the Cetacean Round Table, Save Our Marine Life, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance and the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition.

In her current role, Rebecca has responsibility for the IFAW Oceania programmes relating to wildlife trade and marine protection and policy and strategic advice across all IFAW Oceania’s campaign areas. Current areas of focus include ongoing efforts to end commercial whaling in the region, reducing the risk of ship strike on whales in Australian and New Zealand waters and working with government and Industry to close domestic markets for elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn.

Has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management and Tourism) and a Masters of Environmental Law.