Jordi Casamitjana

Campaigns and Enforcement Manager at IFAW

Location
London, United Kingdom
Industry
Research

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Jordi Casamitjana's Overview

Current
  • Campaigns and Enforcement Manager at IFAW
Past
  • Campaigner at League Against Cruel Sports
  • Investigator and consultant at Freelance Animal Welfare Investigator
  • Zoo Check Scientific Researcher and Co-ordinator at The Born Free Foundation
  • Keeper; Research & Rehabilitation Co-ordinator; Director at The Monkey Sanctuary Co-operative Ltd
Education
Connections

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Websites

Jordi Casamitjana's Summary

Zoologist specialised in animal behaviour (Ethologist), involved in different aspects of animal protection.

In addition to scientific research he has worked mostly as investigator, animal welfare consultant and animal protection campaigner, both freelance and for animal advocacy organizations in different countries.

He follows an animal rights philosophy applied through lifestyle (veganism), animal welfare work (helping to improve animals' lives) and abolitionist work (helping to stop animal abuse), always operating within the law in a professional and effective way.

Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Catalan.

Specialties

Analysis, assessment and presentation of evidence at criminal standards; production of scientific reports; production of education films; lectures and presentations; assessment of abnormal behaviour in captive wildlife; strategic and tactical analysis of campaigns; online research; training volunteers to gather evidence; analysis and drafting of legislation; and media interviews.

Jordi Casamitjana's Experience

Campaigns and Enforcement Manager

IFAW

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

August 2013Present (1 year 2 months) London, United Kingdom

Working with the Campaigns and Communications team of IFAW UK office and relevant international Programme Directors to develop and implement IFAW campaign strategies (including overseeing associated expenditure and budgets.). Implementing tactics and coordinating campaign activity to change international public, government and business behaviour to meet campaign objectives. Representing IFAW to the public, business, scientific and government sectors, and to the media. Project managing specific international IFAW campaigns and projects, to ensure that they meet targets, budgets and deadlines. Acting as media spokesperson and responding to media coverage of IFAW campaigns.

Managing and training a team of Wildlife Crime Investigators which deal with enforcement of wildlife crime legislation in the UK, including the Hunting Act 2004. Developing cases of alleged wildlife crime offences into prosecutions.

Campaigns and Enforcement Officer

IFAW

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

July 2012July 2013 (1 year 1 month) London, United Kingdom

Working with the Campaigns and Communications team of IFAW UK office and relevant international Programme Directors to develop and implement IFAW campaign strategies (including overseeing associated expenditure and budgets.). Implementing tactics and coordinating campaign activity to change international public, government and business behaviour to meet campaign objectives. Representing IFAW to the public, business, scientific and government sectors, and to the media. Project managing specific international IFAW campaigns and projects, to ensure that they meet targets, budgets and deadlines. Acting as media spokesperson and responding to media coverage of IFAW campaigns.

Managing and training a team of Wildlife Crime Investigators which deal with enforcement of wildlife crime legislation in the UK, including the Hunting Act 2004. Developing cases of alleged wildlife crime offences into prosecutions.

Self-Employed; Myself Only; Research industry

2009October 2012 (3 years)

Working freelance as a consultant, researcher, producer and investigator to help animals everywhere in the world by advising organizations, companies and/or individuals on ways to protect them, and providing information useful for animal rights, animal welfare and any other type of animal advocacy campaigning.

Campaigns Coordinator

CAS International

20082009 (1 year)

Design, develop and coordinate campaign projects aimed to the abolition of all types of bullfighting in the world. This included strategic and tactical planning, research, networking, public relations, media work, political lobbying at local, regional, national and international level (EU and America), and working in partnership with other organizations in several countries. The post involved numerous trips to several countries in both Europe and America, and the design and implementation of a project management system.

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20052008 (3 years)

Developing the Hunt Crimewatch Programme aimed to train volunteers to gather evidence of illegal hunting, develop successful cases for private prosecution of illegal hunting in the UK, research on the UK hunting industry, liaise with police forces on the issue of illegal hunting, co-ordinate the international anti-bullfighting campaign by researching the bullfighting industry and the anti-bullfighting movement in each region in the world with established bullfighting, and for both the hunting or the bullfighting campaigns, manage investigations, develop campaigns, liaise with other animal protection groups, speak to the media and manage websites.

Investigator and consultant

Freelance Animal Welfare Investigator

20022004 (2 years)

Advising on animal welfare matters, and investigating cases of animal abuse and/or neglect. The work involved providing evidence, data analysis, surveillance, undercover work, campaign designing, writing reports/articles and producing audiovisual material.

Zoo Check Scientific Researcher and Co-ordinator

The Born Free Foundation

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20002002 (2 years)

Leading the ‘Zoo Check’ team on campaigns related to the keeping of wild animals in captivity, especially in zoos; visiting/inspecting zoological collections, writing reports, reviewing legislation, surveillance and undercover work, writing opinion articles, PR and media work, designing and developing research projects, and designing and developing training programs.

Keeper; Research & Rehabilitation Co-ordinator; Director

The Monkey Sanctuary Co-operative Ltd

19951999 (4 years)

Coordinating The Monkey Sanctuary Rehabilitation Project aimed to create a primate Sanctuary in the Amazon and to rehabilitate captive monkeys back to their natural habitat, designing and undertaking The Monkey Sanctuary Research Project, keeping a colony of Woolly Monkeys, giving talks to visitors about monkeys and the Amazon, managing a zoological collection and sharing the directorship with four other directors.

Jordi Casamitjana's Projects

  • Exotic Pets: Is It Fair?

    • May 2010 to Present
    Team Members: Jordi Casamitjana, Steven Dorrington, Nicholas Eriksson, Jim C Pettigrew, Charles Weisfeld, Toby Tomkins, Charlotte Unlenbroek, John Desbois, Peter Smith

    Keep Exotic Pets: Is It Fair? is an educational drama exploring the hazards of keeping exotic pets.

Jordi Casamitjana's Publications

Jordi Casamitjana's Languages

  • Catalan

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Portuguese

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • French

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Italian

    (Limited working proficiency)

Jordi Casamitjana's Skills & Expertise

  1. Volunteer Management
  2. Spanish
  3. Animal Welfare
  4. Public Relations
  5. Non-profits
  6. Research
  7. Public Speaking
  8. Excel
  9. Microsoft Office
  10. Photoshop
  11. Photography
  12. PowerPoint
  13. Outlook
  14. Social Media
  15. Strategic Planning
  16. Problem Solving
  17. Social Networking
  18. Word
  19. Writing
  20. Teaching
  21. English
  22. Microsoft Excel
  23. Microsoft Word
  24. Event Planning
  25. Government
  26. Social Media Marketing
  27. Wildlife
  28. Nonprofits
  29. Blogging
  30. Fundraising
  31. Press Releases
  32. Copywriting
  33. Event Management
  34. Editing
  35. Management
  36. Project Management
  37. Analysis
  38. Environmental Education
  39. Community Outreach
  40. Political Campaigns
  41. Policy
  42. Strategy
  43. Strategic Communications
  44. Grant Writing
  45. Animal Behavior
  46. Media Relations

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Jordi Casamitjana's Education

Universitat de Barcelona

BS (Hons.), Biology (Zooology)

19821987

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