Maribel is an environmental lawyer with over 15 years of experience in EU, comparative and international law, both in the public and in the private sector. The last 8 years of her career have been devoted to wildlife trade through the comparative analysis of international and domestic laws addressing IWT. She holds a Law Degree from the University of Sevilla (Spain), two LLMs on Environmental and Business Law (KUL and Radboud Nijmegen University) and is a proud alumni of the 2014-2015 promotion of the CITES Master. Maribel speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English, and French fluently.
At Law and Wildlife she works on all legal issues: directs and supervises research, manages the team, and conducts legal analysis.
Naila has over a decade of experience in forensic science and molecular biology which she is applying her expertise to wildlife conservation. Her analysis of laws in several African countries helped identify protections and legal gaps in their laws for wildlife, specifically as it applies to birds and apes. Naila has also helped create the first Global Taxonomy of Wildlife Offenses published in Conservation Biology.
At Law and Wildlife, Naila runs the operations, conducts legal research, and works as a liaison officer between partners and collaborators.