Jean Matthieu Gaunand

Communities for Conservation Project Coordinator

Jean-Matthieu is a French environmentalist based in Edinburgh. He started working at ELREC in 2013. He is the founder and coordinator of the Communities for Conservation project. Alumni from Edinburgh University in Environmental Management, Jean-Matthieu has always been determined to work in a field which was directly tied to his love of the environment. Driven by a will to empower communities, Jean-Matthieu has put collaboration and partnership at the heart of his approach to success. This has resulted in the development of some excellent working partnerships including partnerships with Home Energy Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden. Jean-Matthieu has also created a heritage project called ‘Routes to Roots’ which explores Edinburgh’s shared heritage. He enjoys the great outdoors, reading, and seeing friends and family.