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Kate Mannle

The Basics


Kate Mannle

My Conservation Work

Job Title

Manager, Program Development



Kate Mannle's Public Profile

About Me

Kate joined Rare in 2007 with a passion for working with local communities and biodiversity conservation. Prior to Rare she held environmental consulting posts with Environment International, Ltd. and the Cascadia Consulting Group in Seattle, WA and worked as a forestry technician in the Pacific Northwest.  As an undergraduate, Kate spent a semester in Madagascar and worked with a local ecotourism guides association and WCS for an independent study. It was then that she first realized she could make a career out of helping to protect the world’s most amazing species and places. Following her work in Seattle, Kate returned to Madagascar to examine the role of specific-species taboos in biodiversity conservation in the Bay of Antsiranana for her master’s thesis.  Kate holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Bates College and a MSc. in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from Oxford University. 

As part of the Program Development team at Rare she helps build training cohorts focusing on different conservation threats and solutions from the ground up and also helps to coordinate everything from new partnerships to program strategy. She enjoys working with partners to find the best Rare Pride campaign sites, representing Rare at conferences and planning social marketing workshops.



Educational Credentials

B.A. Environmental Studies, Bates College; MSc. Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, Oxford University

I Knew I was a Conservationist When....

my Mom found me covered in dirt, eating worms in the garden at the age of 2. I was inspired to make it my career though while conducting research in Madagascar


My Contributions


Charcoal Ban in Chad

Legislation like this will never work without helping people find viable, sustainable alternatives to charcoal production.