Marjolein Schoe graduated in 2007 as Master in Animal Biology at Utrecht University. Her interests are ethology and ecology. During her studies she got involved with lion conservation and became co-founder of the Leo Foundation. Marjolein participated in several foreign field research projects on birds, bats and large carnivores. Since 2012 she is employed at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the executive organisation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
As permit officer for the European Zoo directive she assesses applications for (changes in) zoo permits. She also works as permit officer for the Dutch CITES Management Authority and assesses applications for import and (re)export permits, as well as EU certificates. CITES regulates the trade in endangered plant and animal species. In addition, she is co-author of newsletters and articles on CITES topics. In her spare time Marjolein is involved with ‘Dierenambulance Utrecht’, a regional animal rescue ambulance that helps animals in need. After several years of volunteering, she accepted a board position in 2013.
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