The Lifescape Project is a not-for-profit organisation set up to design and undertake conservation projects that aim to support wildlife, transform landscapes, and help to provide a future for all life. We focus on ambitious projects that look at new ways of solving complex problems and bring together the skills and expertise of the public, private, and academic sectors. At the heart of all of our projects is a commitment to delivering environmental, social, and economic sustainability in order to make sure the benefits to wildlife are lasting.
The Lifescape Project was established in 2017 by a team of individuals at Clifford Chance, AECOM and the University of Cumbria who, motivated by the significant degradation of the world’s ecosystems in recent times, desired to make a real difference in the protection of the global ecosystem and undertake ecological restoration.
The collaboration stemmed from a previous ecological project which introduced a unique set of industries and individuals to one another, and those involved soon realised that they could combine their expertise in the fields of ecology, law, economics, academia and sustainability with their love for the environment in an entirely new project. This blend of driven and intelligent professionals across a variety of disciplines helped spawn the idea for an independent charity which could continue to build on the work and relationships initiated under that enterprise. Motivated by a mutual desire to take on innovative and challenging new projects, with the aim of promoting and actively working towards wildlife and biodiversity conservation and restoration, the first steps were taken to establish a body which could take on ecological projects and make ideas of sustainability and restoration a reality where others hadn’t tried or been able to make headway.
In this way the Lifescape Project was born. Since its establishment, Lifescape has sought to foster the passion and expertise of those involved in order make a long-term positive impact on the global ecosystem. All human and professional resourcing comes from time donated by individuals and partner organisations and since its founding we have collaborated with a growing number of institutions to achieve our long term aim of promoting global ecological restoration. We have worked with individuals from bodies including Defra, Natural England, National Museums Scotland and Cumbria Wildlife Trusts and continue to encourage collaboration from a varied mix of environmental experts and other professionals.
Meet the team
The Lifescape Project is made up of:
- Adam Eagle, our Chief Executive Officer
- Chris White an Environmental Economist at AECOM
- Dr. Darrell Smith a Conservation Scientist at the University of Cumbria
- Dr. Deborah Brady a Conservation Scientist at the University of Cumbria
- Prof. Ian Convery a Conservation Scientist at the University of Cumbria
- Max Heaver a Civil Servant at Defra
- Roger Leese a Commercial Lawyer at Clifford Chance
- Sally Hawkins a Conservation Scientist at the University of Cumbria
- Steve Smith, the Environment Lead for AECOM London and South East