About Us

What we do

Blue Pangolin is a private limited company based in London, UK, and created in 2018 by Francis Staub. Francis Staub was previously a consultant in Washington, DC, for AJH Environmental Services (AJH). Prior to joining AJH, Francis Staub was working at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC (USA), at the Environment Department.

Blue Pangolin offers a range of services to governments, non-governmental organizations, and international agencies related to the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. When necessary, Blue Pangolin can rely on its large network of international experts.


Francis Staub

Founder and director

Francis Staub has been working for more than 20 years in providing services related to the conservation and sustainable use of natural – terrestrial, coastal and marine – resources including international cooperation projects development, implementation and evaluation worldwide. Further experience includes policy analysis and recommendations, project development and evaluation, capacity building and communication, education and public awareness (he was the international coordinator of the International Year of the Reef in 2008). He also has a strong interest in Marine Protected Areas and developed several of tools to evaluate their effectiveness. These experiences combined allowed him to acquire a comprehensive understanding of international negotiations while developing a strong global network with the international marine community. He has also been spending a fair amount of time working closely with on-the-ground realities faced by the – marine – protected managers and other stakeholders, hence developing a comprehensive vision of the local communities and governmental policies toward marine protection in various part of the world.

For the last 15 years, he has been involved in the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI). He acted as strategic advisor to most of the governments who have chaired ICRI (USA, France, Australia, Japan among others). He is currently ICRI’s coordinator on behalf of the governments of Monaco, Australia and Indonesia. He is also a member of the Steering committee of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN). He is also a strategic advisor for the French Coral Reef Initiative.

Francis Staub has been involved in a number of publications, all of which can be found here.


Thomas Dallison

Senior Consultant

For the past 5 years, Tom has been operating at the boundary between science and conservation action, developing and delivering international conservation projects for the protection, restoration and sustainable use of coral reefs and associated ecosystems. Working alongside stakeholders and resource managers in tropical settings, Tom has designed, and advised on, real-time solutions for the amelioration of ecosystem services through international collaborations and multi-lateral workflows. Tom’s experience centres around coral reefs and coastal systems, marine spatial planning and ecological monitoring through citizen science-based designs. He has a keen interest in Marine Protected Areas, gender, human capital and the complex social landscape that surrounds artisanal and subsistence fisheries. Monitoring coral reefs, fisheries and establishing MPAs in Indonesia, Philippines and Montserrat (UKOT), has enabled Tom to establish a comprehensive understanding of the ecological and social drivers behind system use and the key role international agreements hold in shaping the protection of the natural world.

Tom joined Blue Pangolin in 2021 as a Senior Consultant to provide strategic support and evaluation to the wide range of active, and prospective, projects in tandem with expanding Blue Pangolin’s client base. He will work alongside clients to facilitate the realisation of conservation-focused goals by providing technical assistance and expertise on international, national and local scales. In the immediate term, Tom will expand on strong collaborations with Ocean Governance to maintain and animate management assessment tools for marine mammals whilst supporting the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) Secretariat to foster efficacious strategies in ocean finance, system management and international policy, enabling member state’s contribution to global commitments.



Blue Pangolin works with a large number of clients, including governments, non-governmental organisations, and international agencies.

Environmental Approach

Aware that our actions have an impact on the environment, we are committed to reducing that impact as much as possible.

Blue Pangolin runs a climate positive workforce, via Ecologi, supporting the highest certified standard of carbon offset projects, WWF’s Gold Standard. These range from landfill gas capture in Chile to clean cooking stoves in Malawi.

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Carbon offsetting

Carbon offsetting is the process by which individuals and businesses take accountability for unavoidable emissions by investing in projects such as renewable energy, low emissions cook stoves or energy efficiency projects in developing countries, to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions in the environment.
In effect, carbon offsetting allows you to support environmental and social projects around the world and take responsibility for your carbon footprint by generating equivalent carbon savings elsewhere. In practical terms, offsetting one tonne of CO2 (one carbon offset) will result in one tonne of CO2 less in the atmosphere compared to what could have been otherwise generated.

Most recent offsets:

  • 1.52 tCO2e by contributing to the Gold Standard project Darfur Low Smoke Cook Stoves, Sudan.
  • 0.09 tCO2e by contributing to an equal mix of all our projects: Cardamon REDD+, Darfur Cook Stoves and Cordillera Azul REDD+.

Blue Pangolin is partnered with Alphanova a private French company that specialises in natural & mineral protection, which is chemical filters free, biodegradable and coral safe (paraben & zinc free).

Blue Pangolin takes part of the HP Planet Partners Program, a recycling program for computer equipment and printing supplies.