Loïs Lelanchon

Loïs Lelanchon
Subjects taught
Wild Fauna
Previous studies
Legal studies with a focus on wildlife conservation and animal welfare matters
Master edition


04/2017–Present     Animal Rescue Officer
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Brussels (Belgium)

12/2015–Present     Assistant Professor
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain)

- Teaching classes on "EU rules surrounding the labelling of products and by-produits of animal origin" in the Master in Animal Law & Society (Máster en Derecho Animal y Sociedad).

05/2014–03/2017     EU Policy Officer
Humane Society International, Brussels (Belgium)

- implementing the organisation's policies in Europe and globally by engaging with institutions and stakeholders at EU level and in Member States,
- participating in enhancing the presence of the organisation in Europe through high-profile campaigns on environment protection, animal welfare and food safety,
- organising and attending international conferences (i.e. First Pangolin Range State Meeting, CITES CoP17).

09/2013–05/2014     Communications Officer
Derecho Animal Web Center, Barcelona (Spain)

- published and spread news, papers, reports and rulings on animal law and animal welfare,
- increased the visibility of the Center on social media.

06/2013–04/2014     Legal and Policy Trainee
Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, Brussels (Belgium)

- conducted legal and veterinary research on animal health, animal welfare and food safety issues,
- analysed the results of a survey on the keeping of exotic companion animals in Europe,
- participated in a variety of seminars, workshops and meetings with institutions and stakeholders.

01/2012–08/2012     Legal Trainee, Wildlife Protection
ASPAS - Association pour la protection des animaux sauvages, Crest (France)

- filed lawsuits concerning infractions to endangered species, hunting, "pest" animals and pollution provisions,
- recovered damages for successful lawsuits concerning environmental infractions,
- provided free legal counsel to supporters on disputes between hunting associations and landowners.

01/08/2010–31/08/2010     Field Project Volunteer
ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, Zakynthos (Greece)

- collected data on nesting females during night surveys,
- participated in assessing previous night's turtle activities during morning surveys,
- protected nests from human activities and predation, relocated unsafe nests to safer areas.



10/2013–Present     Ph.D. candidate in Public Law and Legal History Studies
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain)

Doctoral thesis: The multidimensional categorisation of Equus caballus under European Union law.

10/2012–11/2013     Master's in Animal Law and Society
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain)

Master's thesis: Integration of animal welfare into the farming systems within the EU (English)

10/2012–09/2013     Master's in International and Comparative Environmental Law
Université de Limoges, Limoges (France)

Master's thesis: The legal status of fauna and wild animals: a study in comparative law (French)

  • International trade in endangered species: The challenges and successes of the 17th Conference of the Parties to CITES (co-author), African Journal of Ecology, November 2016.
  • Jurisprudence – Chroniques, Revue Semestrielle de Droit Animalier – RSDA, 1/2015.
  • L'avènement du bien-être animal dans le contexte de l'intensification de la production de denrées animales, Revue Semestrielle de Droit Animalier – RSDA, 2/2014.
  • Leyes contra el maltrato animal en Francia y España, Derecho Animal, March 2014.
  • Animal Protection Laws in France and Spain (Animal Legal Defense Fund Summer Research Grant
    2013), Animal Legal & Historical Web Center, Michigan State University, September 2013.

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