About me

Although originally a marine biologist, the majority of my professional career has been spent working on wetland conservation and river basin management. Although now based in the UK, I have been lucky enough to live and work in more than 15 countries around the world. Before joining WWT, I spent 10 years working for WWF to help conserve some of the world’s most iconic rivers, such as the Amazon and Mekong, and wetlands such as the Pantanal.


I joined WWT in 2010 as Head of the Wetland Conservation Department. Since 2016 I have been Head of the Conservation Programmes Department, responsible for the delivery of major conservation programmes in both the UK and around the world. Some of the projects I am involved with include our work to save the Madagascar Pochard from the brink extinction, our community-based conservation in the Cambodian Lower Mekong, and our work to bring wetlands closer to people in urban areas like Slough.


  • Wetland Conservation
  • Participatory Techniques
  • Project Management
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Community Based Natural Resources Management
  • Capacity Building
  • River Basin Management


Baltzer, M.C., Nguyen Thi Dao & Shore, R.G. (2001). Towards a Vision for Biodiversity Conservation in the Forests of the Lower Mekong Ecoregion Complex. WWF Indochina, Hanoi.

Baltzer, M.C., Nguyen Thi Dao, Shore, R.G., Hardcastle, J., Long, B, Clay, K. & Springer, J. (2001). The Forests of the Lower Mekong Ecoregion Complex. WWF Indochina, Hanoi.

McInnes, R.J., Simpson, M., Lopez, B., Hawkins, R. & Shore, R. (2016). Wetland ecosystem services and the Ramsar Convention: an assessment of needs. Wetlands. doi:10.1007/s13157-016-0849-1

Shore, R.G. & Goichot, M. (2004). Tibetan Headwaters of the Mekong, Salween and Yangtze Rivers – A Preliminary Assessment. WWF Indochina.

Shore, R.G. (2005). Freshwater status and issues in key forest blocks in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. WWF Indochina/FPD, Hanoi.

Shore, R.G., Bamford, A.J., Razafindrajao, F. & Woolaver, L.G. (2013) Rapid Social and Ecological Assessment of Freshwater Wetlands on the Madagascan Plateau. Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge.

Silva, L., Everard, M., & Shore, R. (2014). Ecosystem Services Assessment of the Steart Peninsula Managed Realignment Project.Ecosystem Services 10 (2014) pp.19–34

Smith, B. D., Shore, R. G. & Lopez, A. (2007). Action Plan for the Conservation of Freshwater Populations of Irrawaddy Dolphins. WCS Technical Paper.