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Kera Abraham (USA) Fellow
Abraham is the assistant editor at Monterey County Weekly, an independent, alternative newspaper on the Central Coast of California. She has been a full-time staff reporter for alternative weeklies since August 2004, specializing in both short-form news and long-form narrative on environmental topics including forestry, pesticides, eco-sabotage, land use, water supply and the oceans.

Her recent honors include a first-place award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia in 2011 and a first-place award from the Society for Environmental Journalists in 2010. She can be reached via email at


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Femi Amele (Nigeria) Associate 
Amele is a journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria with a background in public health and science journalism. Also a strategic management analyst, from accredited Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria and served as news anchor and producer at Nnamdi Azikwe University, Radio Station (UNIZIK FM) South East Nigeria. Amele has spoken on the platforms of United Nations Development program (UNDP) and other governmental parastatals, on issues of science advocacy and strategic communication for developing societies such as Nigeria. A recipient of an international volunteer award by GIVE Network and Canadian International Development Agency and a former press coordinator for awarding winning organization, Development Communications Network. Amele is a Member of Nigerian Association of Science Journalists and presently writes for News Science Journalism Online and contributes to the fastest growing news portal in Nigeria, as writer, online broadcaster and producer. He may be contacted at:

Mike Anderson
(USA) Associate
Anderson had earned several awards for writing and producing advertising campaigns since 1977. Now he’s more interested in writing to help preserve and conserve natural places. Anderson publishes two blogs: and Anderson is a firm believer that the power of writing can be very effective in wilderness preservation. Using his writing and photographs he is sure that if someone is introduced to the charm, character, and beauty of a place, they are less likely to abuse, and more likely to preserve it. 

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Fitrian Ardiansyah
 (Indonesia) Fellow 
Ardiansyah is a former advisor and program director for climate and energy, WWF-Indonesia. He was one of the experts contributing to the Indonesia Forest Climate Alliance (IFCA) and a member of the Indonesian Official Delegates to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Ardiansyah was also adjunct lecturer at the Post Graduate School of Diplomacy of the Universitas Paramadina and a member of the executive board of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). He is currently conducting his doctoral research at the Crawford School of Economics and Government, the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia, with the support from Australian Leadership Award and Allison Sudradjat Award. His recent publication includes: “Risk and resilience in cross-border areas”, in: Lorraine Elliott, Mely Caballero-Anthony (Eds.): Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia (New York: Routledge, 2011). He also regularly writes articles for reputable media in Asia-Pacific, such as the Jakarta Post, the Strait Times, Asia Views, Inside Indonesia and East Asia Forum. For more information please visit his blog. He may be contacted at:

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Tina Armstrong-Ogbonna (Nigeria) Associate 
She is a passionate journalist who started her media career in January 2009 under the tutelage of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) training school in Lagos. She has undergone courses in presentation and journalism and has had a brief stint with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) and Channels Television in 2009. Armstrong-Ogbonna also worked with Florish Media: a production outfit, as a field reporter and production assistant in packaging of Maritime Documentaries, and as metro reporter with Tentacle News Magazine. Presently, she is a reporter with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), working as a correspondent on the Maritime and Environment Beat, and a media officer with an NGO (21st Century) in Lagos. Armstrong-Ogbonna is highly energetic, a part-time aerobics coach, adventurous and fun-loving. Her Hobbies include multi-tasking, traveling and listening to music. She may be reached at

 Lane Ashfeldt

Lane Ashfeldt (UK) Fellow
Ashfeldt is a fiction writer and tutor of creative writing with the Open University. Her short fiction is often set within rural and coastal landscapes, and has themes that invite the reader to ponder on the natural world and the place of humans within it. Ashfeldt’s stories have won the Fish Short Histories Prize and the Global Short Stories prize, and have been performed at internationally literary events and broadcast on the radio. Her audio flash story Wild in the Country can be downloaded at 4’33″magazine. Another of her stories, this one featuring a scientist who works on conservation issues but feels displaced on an emotional level, may be read online at Ashfeldt's debut collection of short fiction, SaltWater, set in disparate coastal landscapes around the world (Liberties Press, 2014). Ashfeldt grew up in Ireland and currently lives in Wales.

Bill Bainbridge

Bill Bainbridge (South Africa) Fellow
Dr. Bainbridge is a professional nature conservationist and a resource planner. He has served in a professional capacity in three nature conservation agencies, in Zambia and KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. His last post prior to retirement was Head of Planning of the Natal Parks Board. Bainbridge has been involved with the administration and management of some of the most important protected areas in Southern Africa including the Luangwa complex, and the Kafue National Park in Zambia. Bainbridge is best known in South Africa for his work in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg in the area that has become known as the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, and for his work in the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park World Heritage Site. He was responsible for preparing the nomination proposals of the four Drakensberg wilderness areas, including the first legally proclaimed wilderness on the African Continent, as well as areas now listed as wilderness zones of the Greater St Lucia Wetland ParkWorld Heritage Site. Following his retirement, Bainbridge was part of a consortium responsible for the establishment of three new protected areas in Lesotho for the Lesotho Government, including Bokong Nature Reserve, Liphofung Cultural Heritage Site, and Tsehlanyane National Park. The last area contains a wilderness zone. Dr. Bainbridge played a significant role in providing comment to the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas and Biodiversity Bills, now assented into law, on behalf of environmental NGOs known as the Environmental 12 Consortium. This included the formulation of written comment, as well as addressing the parliamentary portfolio committees of both the National as well as the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Assemblies. Dr. Bainbridge has attended nearly all of the nine World Wilderness Congresses, and has presented papers at five of them. He has also published papers on wilderness conservation in the International Journal of Wilderness, and other publications. Dr. Bainbridge is the recipient of a number of international and local awards including an honorary doctorate (LL.D, h.c.) from the University of Natal; WILD man lifetime achievement by the WILD Foundation at the 7th World Wilderness Congress; the Silver Medal of the Game Rangers Association of Africa, 2005; and Conservationist of the Year by the Wildlife Society, 1995.

Priya Serang Bani 

Priya Serang Bani (Malaysia) Associate
Bani is a Business Administration graduate who majored in management information systems. Working for a few years in international schools, she then decided to complete her post graduate studies in International Education at Nottingham University, UK. While working for the World Wildlife Fund Malaysia in 2010, she supported the Coral Triangle National Secretariat and produced a Coral Triangle Initiative booklet for the National Oceanographic Directorate Malaysia to raise marine conservation awareness. She has participated in various roundtable discussions on marine mammal stranding and greening the maritime sector. As one of the team members of the Thailand Flood Relief Mission in December 2011, she helped out at the government quarantine shelter for rescued dogs. Her hobbies include swimming and jungle trekking. She can be contacted at

Bob Baron

Bob Baron
(USA) Founding Fellow
Baron, founder and president of Fulcrum Publishing, is a historian, scientist, and the author or contributor to 25 books. He was program manager for the Mariner II (Venus) and the Mariner IV (Mars) onboard space computers. In 1971, he founded Prime Computer, which became one of the Fortune 500 largest American companies, and was its first president and chief executive officer, building a worldwide business. He is chairman emeritus of The WILD Foundation. 

Charlotte Baron

Charlotte Baron (USA) Associate
Chairman of the Board of the WILD Foundation, Baron is a lover of nature, conservation, travel and is an avid birder. She is also a champion of reading and literacy and has served or is serving on various library boards. Baron is also an appreciator of cultural diversity and is a board member or trustee of many local cultural facilities or organizations.

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Carolyn Barry (Australia) Fellow
Barry is online editor of Australian Geographic, based in Sydney. Most recently, she has written a feature in the magazine about illegal wildlife trade in Australia. She has a B.Sc/B.Ed from the University of Queensland and an MA in journalism from the University of Colorado, where she lived for three years. She has written for publications such as National Geographic News, Rocky Mountain News, Science News (where she did a stint at the DC-based publication) and Cosmos Magazine (an Australian science mag). She was editor of Australian environment lifestyle publication, G Magazine before moving to Australian Geographic. She has reported on, and occasionally photographed science and nature stories from discovery of new species, to conservation, environment and travel issues. One of her memorable assignments was traveling to Sumatra to catch a glimpse of a few of the only 6000 remaining orangutans in the wild.

Carol Ann Bassett

Carol Ann Bassett (USA) Fellow
Bassett is the author of three works of literary nonfiction: Galápagos at the Crossroads: Pirates, Biologists, Tourists, and Creationists Battle for Darwin’s Cradle of Evolution; A Gathering of Stones: Journeys to the Edges of a Changing World (a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction), and Organ Pipe: Life on the Edge (Desert Places series). Bassett’s essays have been anthologized in the American Nature Writing series. Her collection of poetry, After the Wave, will be out in 2011. Bassett spent 16 years as a full-time freelance writer and was a regular contributor to The New York Times and Time-Life, Inc., and was an independent producer for National Public Radio. Her work has appeared in The Nation, The Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Condé Nast Traveler, and dozens of other national publications. Bassett is an Internal Advisory Board member for the UNESCO (USA) Center for Intercultural Dialogue. She teaches environmental writing and literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon.

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T. DeLene Beeland (USA) Fellow
Beeland is an independent writer who enjoys communicating about issues at the intersection of science, nature and humanity. She is the author of The Secret World of Red Wolves: A True Story of North America's Other Wolf, which is due to be released by the University of North Carolina Press in early 2013. She has written extensively for the Charlotte Observeris a member of the National Association of Science Writers, and has contributed to various science and nature magazines since 2009. Beeland lives in the mountains of western North Carolina, a stone's throw from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Her professional writing site is, and she blogs on Wild Muse at She can be reached at

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Juan Bezaury-Creel (Mexico) Fellow
Bezaury is currently TNC's Mexico Country Representative and Latin America Associate Director for External Affairs. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Bezaury had collaborated as World Wildlife Fund's Mexico Program Country Representative and Director, as the Executive Director of Amigos de Sian Ka'an the leading NGO in Mexico's Caribbean coast and as a deputy director with the Mexican Government's agency in charge of protected areas. A native Mexican and architect with a background in urban and regional planning, Bezaury discovered conservation 30 years ago, while working as a national park construction supervisor. Juan is currently a member of the National Protected Area Council, the Monarch Butterfly Fund's Advisory Committee and the Mesoamerican Reef Fund Board of Directors, while also sitting in various Mexican NGO boards and writing about Mexican biodiversity conservation issues.

Roxanne Bogart

Roxanne Bogart (USA) Fellow
Bogart is a wildlife biologist and writer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Migratory Bird Program. She is dedicated to writing at the interface of art and science -- writing that informs, educates, and inspires. She devotes most of her time as writer and editor to helping protect and conserve wildlife and the natural areas they need to survive. Bogart is the editor of The All-Bird Bulletin, the newsletter of the U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) Committee. The ABB presents news and information on bird conservation infrastructure, policy, science, and on-the-ground projects from across the continent and beyond. Visit for more information. She is a nature poet and essayist with publications in local, regional, and national publications such as Bird Watcher's Digest, Burlington Poetry Journal (Vermont), and Block Island Poetry Project's Ten-year Anthology, Where Beach Meets Ocean. She enjoys birdwatching, kayaking, and hiking and lives with her family in western Massachusetts. She can be reached at

Rodrigo Martinez de Arredondo Bolio (Mexico) Associate
Martinez de Arredondo, a med-school student, has been concerned since youth about the protection of nature, especially the sea. He recently wrote the book El Secreto de un Gran Descubridor (The Secret of a Great Discoverer), about a man who discovers Atlantis and decides to live in the aquatic world where nature is protected for the survival of all. The man is tired of living above water, where the people do not respect nature and its destruction seems eminent. Martinez de Arredondo is from Merida, Mexico. His major interest is in protecting the cenotes (underground fresh water pools and rivers) and educating people about their importance. 

Clay Bolt

Clay Bolt (USA) Fellow
Clay Bolt is an award-winning natural history and conservation photographer whose work and projects have been featured by National Geographic, The Nature Conservancy, Scientific American, Outdoor Photographer and Audubon Magazine among others. In 2009 Clay co-founded the "Meet Your Neighbours" project. MYN is an international nature photography project developed to connect people with the wildlife within their own communities. Currently the project has representation in over 30 locations around the world. Bolt is passionate about spreading the message that an appreciation of nature begins at home and he continues to seek out new ways to promote this concept through his photography, writing and community involvement. Bolt's website.

Jon Bowermaster

Jon Bowermaster (USA) Fellow
A six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council and award-winning writer and filmmaker Bowermaster's recently concluded OCEANS 8 project took him and his teams around the world by sea kayak during the past ten years, on expeditions ranging from the Aleutian Islands to Vietnam, French Polynesia to Chile/Argentina/Bolivia, Gabon to Croatia and Tasmania to Antarctica. Seeing the world from the seat of a sea kayak has given Bowermaster a one-of-a-kind look at both the health of the planet's ocean and the lives of the nearly 3 billion people around the globe who depend on them.
Author of eleven books, his most recent are Descending the Dragon about his travels in Vietnam published by National Geographic Books and Wildebeest in a Rainstorm, a collection of profiles of our most intriguing conservationists and explorers and published by Menasha Ridge Press. His companion book to the new Jacques Perrin/DisneyNature film Oceans was published alongside the premiere of the film on Earth Day, April 2010. Bowermaster lives in New York's Hudson Valley. His website and blog, Notes from Sea Level, are at

L.M. Browning

L.M. Browning (USA) Fellow
L.M. grew up in a small fishing village in Connecticut where she began writing at the age of 15. A longtime student of religion, nature and philosophy these themes permeate her work. Browning is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominated author. She has written a three-title contemplative poetry series: Oak Wise: Poetry Exploring an Ecological Faith, Ruminations at Twilight: Poetry Exploring the Sacred and The Barren Plain: Poetry Exploring the Reality of the Modern Wasteland. In late 2011 she celebrated the release of her first full-length novel: The Nameless Man, (co-authored by Marianne Browning). L.M. is a partner at Hiraeth Press—an independent publisher of ecological titles. She is an Associate Editor of Written River: A Journal of Eco-Poetics as well as Founder and Executive Editor of The Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature. In 2011 Browning launched Homebound Publications—an independent publisher of contemplative titles. For more information. To view some of her artwork.

Susan Bruce (USA) Fellow
Bruce has spearheaded communications for numerous corporations and nonprofits including IBM, Conservation International, Turner Broadcasting, Time Warner and the 9th World Wilderness Congress. Bruce has created numerous press materials, white papers and essays on environmental issues and stewardship. She earned a Masters in Journalism and International Communications from the University of Florida. Bruce has lived, traveled and worked throughout the world and is multilingual. She is passionate about nature, conservation, culture, travel and the arts. She may be reached via email.

James Brundige (USA) Associate
Thirty years in music and television have taken Brundige from the nightclubs of New York to the Amazon jungle and slopes of Mt. Everest. After studying film scoring at Berklee College of Music in Boston, he moved to New York. By night he played jazz and Latin music; daytimes were spent in recording studios and edit suites. At the same time Brundige was able to indulge in his love of the outdoors by shooting adventure and science films. Film expeditions included exploratory rafting, mountaineering in Alaska, the Andes and Himalayas, canoeing in the Amazon, and skiing in Antarctica. Brundige has shot and edited for PBS, BBC, NBC, ABC, BBC, Turner, Fox, Discovery, and National Geographic. Since moving to Colorado in 1994, he has focused on environmental documentaries. Most recently Forever Wild: Celebrating America's Wilderness--tells the tales of citizens who have decided what wilderness means to them and have dedicated time and energy in helping to protect these lands they love.

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Donna Bryson (USA) Fellow
Bryson is a longtime foreign correspondent who has reported from Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In 2012, she returned to the US, and is working as a freelancer based in Denver, Colorado. Her email is and she can be followed on Twitter @donnindenver.

Michael Caduto

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Michael J. Caduto (USA) Fellow
Caduto pioneered the use of storytelling and the arts for teaching environmental ethics. He has performed at national and international conferences, including storytelling and theater festivals, children's festivals, educational conferences, teacher conventions, conferences on cultural diversity and Native North American traditions, writer's workshops, literacy conventions, natural history festivals and conferences, bookseller conventions and more. He is the author of several books and more than 250 articles which have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world. In 1984 Caduto founded a service called P.E.A.C.E.® -- Programs for Environmental Awareness and Cultural Exchange. P.E.A.C.E.® promotes understanding, awareness, appreciation and stewardship as the foundation for building a harmonious, sustainable relationship between people and Earth, and among the cultures of the world. Links to selected writing samples: his article in Haaretz, the Middle East’s largest daily newspaper, and a series of syndicated environmental newspaper column. Caduto’s website is at

Nancy Campbell

Nancy Campbell (UK) Fellow
Campbell is a writer and book artist with a particular interest in the polar regions and water conservation issues. Prompted by a residency at Upernavik Museum, Greenland (2010) funded by Arts Council England, Campbell’s recent work has formed a sustained enquiry into the changing environment of the harbour communities of northern Europe and the Arctic. She has conducted residencies at other ecological and research institutions in Iceland, Denmark and the US, and she is a Hawthornden Fellow. How To Say ‘I Love You’ In Greenlandic: An Arctic Alphabet, an artist’s book on an endangered Arctic language, examines the connections between typography and topography. Other publications include The Night Hunter (2011) and Tikilluarit (2013) from Z’roah Press, New York. Read more at


Teresa Noemi Castaneda
(Mexico) Fellow
Castaneda has a degree in hydrobiology and is currently editing and translating a project that promotes stronger interactions between children and nature in order to nurture healthier children and environmentally friendly societies. Her fiction novel is in the process of submission to be published. It involves multiculturalism and environmental issues for young adult readers. Most of the stories and articles she writes involve contemporary, multicultural and conservation topics within adventure, contemporary, romantic and folklore genre.Castaneda also had the wonderful opportunity to teach students from kindergarden to high school: Marine Biology and Environmental Sciences in California, Theatrical Drama in Yucatán, and as an instructional aide, she supported a personalized reading program called Read Naturally in Florida. With more than 25 years of experience writing, translating, editing and narrating in English and Spanish for the private sector, ONGs, media, blogs, educational institutions and personal requests Castaneda has also worked as Director of the Technical Edition and Translation Department at Levine Fricke de Mexico, an engineering and environmental consulting firm. Her valuable experiences and contact with magnificent people along the way, have been instrumental to grow and broaden the extent of her goal of transmitting values that she believes are essential to the human kind, such as environmental consciousness, social awareness and global holistic conservation.

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Jeffrey S. Cramer (USA) Fellow

Cramer is the Curator of Collections at the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods and has published several works for Yale University Press, including Walden: A Fully Annotated Edition and I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau. He has consulted on many projects and publications, appeared on NPR's "On Point with Tom Ashbrook" and on C-SPAN's Book-TV, and spoken to thousands on the life and legacy of Thoreau. He has two forthcoming books--The Portable Thoreau for Penguin and The Literary Way: Selected Essays of Henry David Thoreau for Yale. His work has appeared in Ecotone, Snowy Egret, The Massachusetts Review, among others. His essay, "The Toad not Taken," will soon be out in the anthology, Companions in Wonder: Reflections on Children and Adults Exploring Nature, for MIT Press. His most recent book is The Quotable Thoreau for Princeton University Press. His website is:

Diane Daniel

Diane Daniel
(USA) Fellow
Diane Daniel writes about travel, sustainable agriculture, the environment, artists, and activists for consumer publications. She focuses on what she calls preservation travel, that which preserves and sustains communities, land, buildings, and ways of life. She is the author of the guidebook Farm Fresh North Carolina and her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, News & Observer, Budget Travel, National Geographic Traveler, and Southern Living. She lives in Durham, North Carolina. For more information or to reach her: website, blog, email.

Elizabeth Darby

Elizabeth Darby
(USA) Fellow
Darby is an award-winning national and international journalist writing on issues of the environment, conservation, and social issues for over 25 years. She began her career as a journalist at the United Nations where she covered environment, women, and development issues. She was tapped to join Newsweek to open the Rocky Mountain Bureau in Denver, Colorado where she specialized in environment as well as covered general assignments for Newsweek and Newsweek International. In 1984, she received a DeKalb National Press award for her reporting on drought and agriculture. She also received national recognition for her coverage of the plight of the homeless and for her reporting several news covers on the EPA. She left Newsweek to write three books: an anthology on the American landscape; the public lands of the US; and edited a volume of South African children’s wilderness diaries led by the work of Ian Player and his Wilderness Foundation. During this time she also served as the Chief Public Affairs Attaché for the Fourth World Wilderness Congress. After undertaking an extended journey through South Africa's wilderness and parks to begin a fourth book, she joined Joe Daniel to serve as Managing Editor BUZZWORM: The Environmental Journal. Under her creative editorial direction and with Daniel's stunning photographic vision, she as well as the magazine won numerous national awards including a World Hunger Year Media Award for a series of feature articles she developed entitled "Of Pollution and Poverty.” Just after Glasnost was proclaimed by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1989, Darby was invited to the Soviet Union to cover and speak at the country’s first-ever national summit on the environment and agriculture; she was the only US journalist permitted to attend. She is at work on several new titles including the book and blog Earth: Sacred/Possession; Training Two, a book about learning the language of litter-mates; Prophecy, a work of EcoFiction; and Return Voyage, a memoire of land and meaning.  Her latest book, Here You Begin, was published in 2012.

Chad P. Dawson

Chad P. Dawson (USA) Academic / Scientific, Founding Fellow
Dawson is professor and former chair of the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management, College of Environmental Science and Forestry at the State University of New York, USA. He is managing editor of the International Journal of Wilderness and co-author of Wilderness Management, 4th edition. Dawson is also a member of The WILD Foundation board of directors. 

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Daud Abdi Daud Dhmbil (Somalia) Fellow 
hmbil is an active, prominent Somali journalist. Since 2000 he has worked with many different radio stations and newspapers throughout the country. Dhmbil was instrumental in the creation of the Somali Coalition for Freedom of Expression (SOCFEX) and was a Press Freedom Activist from 2007 to 2010 at The Somali Journalist Rights Agency (SOJRA) as well as Science, Health, Agriculture and Environmental Reporter at the National Association of Somali Science and Environmental Journalists (NASSEJ) now known as Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA). Dhmbil is the Secretary General of the African Federation of Environmental Journalists (AFEJ) and the Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA). He is currently a member of the International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ), the Network of Climate Journalists in the Greater Horn of Africa (NECJOGHA), Arab Science Journalists Association (ASJA), Climate Change Media Partnership, Biodiversity Media Alliance, as well as an Associate Member of the Foreign Correspondents Association of East Africa. Dhmbil is also a correspondent for New Science Journalism Magazine and can be reached at

Ana Dominguez (USA) Founding Fellow
Dominguez has a BA in international relations, with a special focus on foreign economy and the environment, from the Universidad Iberoamericana. Her passion regarding all environmental-related topics began with an internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico (Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores) and for two years was part of the Dirección General de Desarrollo Humano, Social y Sustentable of the Proyecto Mesoamérica at the Subsecretaria para América Latina y el Caribe. Dominguez is an official voluntary spokesperson regarding Climate Change since her training in 2009. She was also involved with WILD 9 and oversaw several special projects i.e. the Wilderness Stamp Series, and the full-size rubber elephant Nombkhubulwane to name a few. Currently she is content manager for, and also writes a blog in Spanish,, concerning environmental issues. Dominquez is the new manager of the corporate commitment to wilderness (CCW) for The WILD Foundation.

Gretel Ehrlich (USA) Founding Fellow
Ehrlich was born on a horse ranch in California and was educated at Bennington College and UCLA film school. She began writing fulltime in 1978 after the death of a loved one. Her book The Solace of Open Spaces, was praised by Annie Dillard saying: “Wyoming has found its Whitman.” Ehrlich has written several books including Heart Mountain; Islands, the Universe, and Home; Yellowstone: Land of Fire and Ice; and John Muir, Nature’s Visionary as well as essays, short stories, and poems. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, the Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Life, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, and Audubon, among others. She has won many awards for her writing including the National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Whiting Foundation Award, A Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Harold B Vurcell Award at the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Lisa Eidson
(USA) Fellow

Lisa Eidson is the Wilderness Information Specialist for the University of Montana’s Wilderness Institute, in Missoula, Montana. She manages all aspects of a high-profile wilderness information website and companion social network and serves as a social media and e-learning consultant for the United States federal government. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism and worked for several newspapers, both as a writer and graphic designer, before beginning her career in information technology. For the almost ten years since, she has authored mostly web content, though her recent graduate studies included publications and speaking opportunities on barriers to e-learning for wilderness management professionals. Other articles she writes on social media, social networking, and e-learning in government appear periodically in the International Journal of Wilderness. She may be reached at

Mark Entwistle

Mark Entwistle (UK) Fellow
Entwistle has been a professional full-time newspaper journalist since 1987. He has had a life-time interest in ecology, wildlife conservation, environmental protection and animal welfare. While having to cover a multitude of subjects for the newspapers and magazines he writes for, his personal interest has always been topics involving the natural world. This has seen him writing extensively on the natural flora and fauna of his home region in southern Scotland. Recent features included enquiries into the native brown trout which inhabit the River Tweed system, one of Scotland's premier angling water systems, and what the future holds under climate change for this iconic species. Entwistle has also written extensively on the on-going controversies surrounding the proliferation of onshore wind farms in the Scottish Borders region. Issues such as badger-baiting cruelty, the breeding success of ospreys, the rediscovery of a species of butterfly once thought extinct in this part of the UK and a raft of other issues make up an eclectic portfolio of work compiled over a quarter-of-a-century covering his 'patch'. His intention is to bring much more in-depth environment-themed reporting into the various publications he works for, alongside the growing use of online video reports to bring such topics to a wider audience.

Tyler Finley (Canada) Academic
Finley is a professional writer focused on developing environmental education materials for youth; encouraging young people to develop an active interest in biodiversity and issues pertaining to biodiversity loss, from climate change to habitat degradation. He has also researched and written about conservation issues for the Robert Bateman Get to Know Program, raising awareness about conservation issues and allowing youth to take part in hands-on learning about wildlife in Canada. Finley organized a major environmental conference (June 2010) and a coast-to-coast BioBlitz campaign. The BioBlitz provided tens of thousands of youth with vital opportunities to develop their understanding of biodiversity, working side-by-side with conservation experts from Parks Canada, Nature Canada, and other organizations. In addition, his work also addresses sustainability and new techniques for reducing the impact of the wine industry on wildlife and local ecology. Finley assisted in the creation of a UBC report to improve planting and harvesting techniques in the British Columbia wine industry (ultimately applicable to vineyards across the world).

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Dave Foreman (USA) Founding Fellow
Foreman was raised and trained in a very conservative family. He started working in the environmental field, first with the Wilderness Society and then with the Nature Conservancy. In 1980, convinced that current environmental organizations were not doing enough, he cofounded the radical environmental movement Earth First. He is now executive director of The Rewilding Institute.
Among his writings, Foreman is the author of The Lobo Outback Funeral Home, a novel; Confessions of an Eco-Warrior, a collection of essays; and Rewilding North America: A Vision for Conservation in the 21st Century. He also co-authored The Big Outside with Howie Wolke

Jim Fowler

Jim Fowler, one of the world’s best known naturalists, has presented information about wildlife and wilderness to the American public on television for more than 40 years. He first served with Marlin Perkins as co-host and later became host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, and also hosted Mutual of Omaha’s Spirit of Adventure. Those programs received many awards including four Emmys and an endorsement by the National PTA for family viewing. In addition to ongoing appearances on many network talk shows, Fowler was the wildlife correspondent for NBC’s Today Show since 1988 and he was a regular on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Jim Fowler is actively involved in a nationwide conservation education program conducted at the local community level. This includes personal appearances in numerous cities each year to share conservation related messages. Jim Fowler is president of the Fowler Center for Wildlife Education in New York and serves as the honorary president of the Explorers Club. In 1994, he received the prestigious Explorers Club Medal, the club's highest honor. Fowler also sits on the boards of Friends of Conservation, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Global Communications for Conservation (GCC). 

Rachel Ann French

Rachel Ann French (UK) Associate
With one year left of a BSc Degree in Animal Conservation Science (based in Cumbria, NW England) French has begun to specialise in the field of Vulture and Raptor Conservation. While spending time on the coast of Gambia, West Africa she undertook a preliminary study into Vulture Survey methods and hopes to continue this as part of her dissertation. She will spend most of 2013t in South Africa working with a Vulture Conservation group. Much of French's writing and blog work aims not only to recount her own experiences but to highlight problems facing certain species. French hopes that her style makes reading enjoyable not only for like minded people but for the general public. She has articles published in a Falconry & Raptor Conservation Magazine, along with her blog and a new, innovative university magazine.

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Jeff Gailus (USA) Fellow 
Gailus has been writing about science, nature and the people and politics that will determine the fate of planet earth. He has a Masters in Science in Environmental Studies and 
has taught writing at the University of Oregon and the University of Montana. An award-winning writer from Calgary, Alberta, he is the author of The Grizzly Manifesto (a finalist for the prestigious Alberta Readers' Choice Award) and numerous magazine articles. His latest book, Little Black Lies, will be published by Rocky Mountain Books in November 2012. Jeff's writing has been featured in a variety of Canadian and international magazines and newspapers including Alberta Views, Alberta Venture, The Calgary Herald, Canadian Geographic, Explore, The Globe and Mail, Hooked on the Outdoors, and Western Living. Gailus has also worked with non-profit organizations including the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, David Suzuki Foundation, Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resources Defense Council, TELUS World of Science-Calgary, Wild Rockies Field Institute, and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. He has also received the Associated Collegiate Press Award, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and a Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship. He currently lives in Missoula, Montana and spends a significant amount of time in the mountains and foothills of Alberta.

Carlos Galindo-Leal

Carlos Galindo-Leal (México) Fellow
During grad studies in Ecology at the University of British Columbia, Canada Galindo-Leal slowly evolved from writing scientific articles to writing for the general public. He's written several books including Of two worlds: The frogs toads and salamanders of the Yucatan Peninsula, a bilingual book chosen as recommended reading by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). And coauthored Danaids, the wonderful Monarch butterflies (available in Spanish also) and The white-tailed deer of the Western Sierra Madre, ecology, management and conservation (only in Spanish), and coedited The Status of the Atlantic Forest Hotspot: The Dynamics of Biodiversity Loss, and Mexico´s natural heritage: 100 hundred success stories. Recently he participated with the texts on two coffee-table books on Jaguars: Panthera onca and Jaguar. For the last couple of years, Galindo-Leal has written the monthly section Mexicans by nature for the magazine Mexicanisimo, and has been working as Scientific Communication Director of the National Commission on the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO). Their website Biodiversidad Mexicana was recently presented with an award for its contents by QUO + Discovery Channel. Galindo-Leal is part of the advisory committee of National Geographic en Español and writes short articles for the magazine.

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Carole Gallagher (USA) Fellow
Gallagher first began her odyssey on the nuclear trail on March 28, 1979, the day of the Three Mile Island accident. Noting beads of sweat on the brow of Walter Cronkite as he reported on it, she packed her car, ready to travel far from the potential plume that could soon have enveloped her home town, New York City. Shortly after that, she began research on the effects of atmospheric nuclear tests in Nevada, which had been an interest since childhood "duck and cover" maneuvers at her grammar school in the 1950s. Wondering what really happened to people downwind of the Nevada Test Site, she began research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York with a library pass supplied by a doctor who taught there. Recently declassified documents from the Atomic Energy Commission revealed that federal authorities considered those people "a low-use segment of the population," much the same as test site workers and atomic veterans exposed at close range to nuclear bombs as they detonated in the open air. Abandoning her life as a successful photographer and writer, she moved from downtown Manhattan to southern Utah, a spot considered most damaged by fallout, to observe and document what she called "American Ground Zero." After a dozen years on the road, based in Utah, American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War was published by The MIT Press. A slightly abridged paperback edition was published by Random House the next year, thanks to Harold Evans, “as a personal act of conscience.” There was a companion traveling exhibition of this documentary organized by the International Center of Photography in New York with seven venues nationally and numerous others abroad. Gallagher has been working on book projects concerning the environmental destructiveness of war in the Persian Gulf (1991), another on nuclear testing in the West, and monographs on similar issues connecting health with environmental pollution. She maintains a website ( and writes occasional pieces for her blog,  ( and can be reached on Facebook ( )

Gail Goldberger

Gail Goldberger (USA) Fellow
Goldberger has a well-honed expertise in nature, ecology, and environmental issues. She is published in the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Wilderness Magazine, Illinois Issues Magazine, Natural Awakenings-Chicago and Chicago North Shore, Travelers’ Tales Guides: Grand Canyon, and Active Woman Vacation Guide. Goldberger has written and edited monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly newsletters and informational brochures for organizations including the Chicago Audubon Society, The Morton Arboretum, the Chicago Park District, and the Southeast Environmental Task Force. Her work also spans healthcare, education, and human services. View samples of her work and her contact info on her website: Learn more about her at

Jay Griffiths

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Jay Griffiths (UK) Fellow
Griffiths is the author of Wild: An Elemental Journey, winner of the inaugural Orion book award, winner of the Barnes and Noble Discover award for best work of non-fiction by a new author in the States, shortlisted for the Orwell prize and the World Book Day award. Her work as been given endorsements by Barry Lopez, Gary Snyder, John Berger, Bill McKibben and others. For more information please see:

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Alan Gregory (USA) Fellow
Gregory writes essays and columns on natural resource and conservation policies, players and issues. A retired lieutenant colonel of the Air Force, Gregory hikes forests, bogs, and wetlands in his home state of Vermont and throughout New England and Pennsylvania. He dedicates much of his free time to volunteering for various organizations including the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, The Nature Conservancy (Penn. chapter), and the North Branch Land Trust of Pennsylvania. He is a past member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and a life member of the Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Assn. For 16 years Gregory took part in the federal Breeding Bird Survey and has served as compiler for the North American Butterfly Association summer counts in Pennsylvania and Vermont. Gregory has served on the board of Audubon Pennsylvania, was president of the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology and was a co-founder of the Pennsylvania Wildlands Recovery Project. He has won several media conservation awards and was named volunteer of the year (science category) Pennsylvania chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He blogs at

Amy Gulick (USA) Founding Fellow
Has been a regular contributor to magazines such as Sierra, Audubon, High Country News, and E Magazine since 1993. She also contributes on a regular to the Eco-Seas department of Dive Training magazine, covering various topics including plastics in the oceans; the effects of the aquarium trade on coral reefs; the decline in the Southern Resident orca population; illegal wildlife trafficking; and commercial whaling. And is also a columnist for Currents magazine’s conservation department. Along with her writing Amy is also a national speaker on several conservation topics including Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Tongass National Forest,
and general wildlife topics. Her book Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rain Forest, was released in April 2010.

Kat Haber

Kat Haber (USA) Associate
Haber's grandfathers taught her to respect the Earth. She has created award-winning gardens, innovative programs (Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vale, Colorado USA and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer, Alaska USA), has taken risks (freestyle aerialist and hot air ballooning) pioneered new paths (one of the first women attending the US Air Force Academy), and dug deep within via paths that characterize the soul serenity found in wild places. Haber brought young leaders to WILD 9 (the 9th World Wilderness Congress in Merida, Mexico, 2009) that infused a sense of urgency, lightheartedness, and idealism to save at least half of the Earth's wild places.                                 

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Greg Harmon
(USA) Fellow
Harman is an independent journalist based in San Antonio who has been reporting on environmental issues since the late '90s. His writing has appeared in the 
Austin Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Guardian UK, Environmental News Service, Texas Climate News, Yes! Magazine, Texas Observer, and elsewhere. His work has been honored by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, Houston Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, Public Citizen Texas, Associated Press Managing Editors, and others. You can reach him at

Kate Harris (Canada) Associate
Harris is a young wilderness conservationist, writer, adventurer, and photographer who has explored and written about some of the harshest places on all seven continents, with a focus on life at high latitudes and high altitudes. Harris studied biology and geology as an undergraduate Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina. Then attended the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, writing her Master's thesis on transboundary conservation and conflict resolution, with a focus on the Siachen glacier dispute. Earning a second Master's degree in earth and planetary sciences at MIT. Now a freelance writer, with feature articles published in The Explorers Journal, Wend magazine, and Outpost magazine, among other publications. Harris is also an environmental and biodiversity reporter for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. She’s a member of the IUCN-WCPA as well as the IUCN Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group. Read about her field research expedition along the Silk bike at

Laura Hartstone

Laura Hartstone (USA) Fellow
Hartstone enjoys covering stories that captivate the spirit of conservation. She currently lives in Tanzania and writes for organizations including the East Africa Wildlife Society (SWARA magazine), Frankfurt Zoological Society (blogs and magazine articles),  and several other local publications. She is the Founder of the Peaks Foundation, an initiative to raise funds for organizations around the world by engaging women in adventure challenges. She is the simultaneously completing a Masters Degree in Wildlife, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health with the University of Edinburgh.

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Linda Hasselstrom (USA) Founding Fellow 
Born in Texas, Linda Hasselstrom moved to South Dakota when she was four. She is a rancher, a writer, a teacher, and an environmentalist. Hasselstrom has written for newspapers, founded a magazine, and edited anthologies of the writings of other women. Her poetry and her essays have been widely praised and won her many awards, including the South Dakota Author of the Year award, National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry, and a South Dakota Arts Council literature fellowship. In 1990, she became the first woman to win a Western American Writer award from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She conducts writing retreats at her ranch home, Windbreak House, in western South Dakota.

Morgan Heim
(USA) Fellow
Heim is a Colorado-based multimedia journalist, holding both a B.S. in zoology and M.A. in environmental journalism. Many of her stories focus on the uncommon nature of the human/wildlife connection from prairie dogs living in Denver’s ditches to border agents restoring wetlands as a way to fight crime. She has worked with Smithsonian magazine, High Country News, the Nature Conservancy magazine,, Art for Conservation and the National Wildlife Federation. Along with freelancing, she writes for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), where she translates the language of science into stories for the lay-person. Because there are too many stories that need telling, Heim also runs the increasingly popular blog The Nature Files,, sharing stories of ecological discovery and environmental issues. Heim spoke about blogging with a purpose at the WILD9 Writers Seminar in Merida, Mexico.

John C. Hendee

John C. Hendee (USA) Fellow
Former Dean of the University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources (1985-94) and Director of the University’s Wilderness Research Center (1995-2002) in Moscow, Idaho, USA, Hendee taught and lead research on the use of wilderness for personal growth and wilderness therapy. Hendee is senior co-author of the textbook Wilderness Management (3 editions), and founding managing editor (1995) and now editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Wilderness. Now retired in Sausalito, California, John consults, oversees the Hendee Tree Farm in northern Michigan, and assists his wife, Marilyn Riley, in leading wilderness programs with their non-profit educational organization, Wilderness Transitions.

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Kristen Henwood (USA) Academic/Scientific
Henwood graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an MES, Masters of Environmental Studies. Her current work and research is focused on examination and management of ecological landscapes and green infrastructure, along with organic land care practices. Current and past positions working in higher education and in environmental nonprofits have allowed her to write reports, articles, and website content on various environmental issues. Henwood strongly believes in the power that conservation writing and photography can have when it comes to raising awareness on the world’s most pressing environmental issues. She is passionate about conservation, enjoys traveling, and photography. To reach her via email click here.

Clarissa Hughes and elephant

Clarissa Hughes (South Africa) Associate
Hughes lives in South Africa and spends as much time as possible in the African wilderness. She has worked in ecotourism in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa and has traveled widely in sub-Saharan Africa. A core belief of hers is that you cannot appreciate that which you don't know. To this end she wishes to open up the experience of wilderness to as many people as possible. Intertwined with this goal is the respect that traditional cultures have for the natural environment. On a continent that is focused on industrialization Hughes hopes that the revitalization of truths inherent in indigenous culture will go a long way to minimizing environmental damage in the drive for development. She is the author of a number of tourism and culture-related articles and blogs and is the author of Flowers in the Sky: a celebration of southern African starlore. For more information please visit her blog.

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Heidi Hutner (USA) Academic
Hutner is Associate professor of English and a Women's Studies Affiliate, at Stony Brook University. She writes and teaches about ecofeminism, environmental justice, and ecocriticism in literature and film. Currently, Hutner is working on two books: What is Ecofeminism? A Maternal Reframing of the Environment (Demeter Press, 2012), and Strawberry Fields NOT: An Environmental Cancer Memoir. Hutner is the author of numerous articles on ecofeminism, feminism, and women writers, and her books include Colonial Women: Race and Restoration Drama (Oxford UP, 2001), and the collection Rereading Aphra Behn: History, Theory, Criticism (University of Virginia, 1993). She recently co-edited and wrote the introduction for Frances Sheridan's eighteenth-century novel, The Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph (Broadview Press, 2011). Hutner also writes creative environmental narratives and poetry. See her ecofeminist, cancer, and mothering blog:

Simon Jackson

D. Simon Jackson (Canada) Fellow Jackson is the founder and chairman of the 6 million-strong Spirit Bear Youth Coalition – the largest youth-run environmental organization in the world – and is executive producer of The Spirit Bear, a forthcoming Hollywood CGI animated movie. Additionally, Jackson sits on several boards pertaining to conservation and youth engagement; is a public affairs commentator for and other publications; and is a sought after motivational speaker with agency Speakers’ Spotlight. For his efforts, Jackson has been named a Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine and was the inspiration for a made-for-TV movie, Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story.;


Mark Jordahl (USA) Associate 
Jordahl is currently living in Uganda and is an educator, naturalist, writer, and consultant on wildlife conservation and tourism in Uganda. He has a masters degree in Conservation Education and is focusing on conservation-related writing which includes his blog, and a guidebook for Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest.

Ted R. Kahn (USA) Academic / Scientific
Kahn is the founder and Executive Director of Neotropical Conservation Foundation, where he designs conservation strategies for near extinct amphibians. The approach taken includes biodiversity corridors, climate science, natural history and ecology with community education and direct involvement, among others. He works in the field in Mesoamerica and South America in order to implement these strategies. Kahn has been a scientific advisor to most US Federal agencies concerned with wildlife and wilderness (USF&WS, NPS, NFS, NWR, BLM and the DOI) and many regional, state, and conservation oriented foundations throughout the western hemisphere. He is a scientific advisor to the Global Amphibian Assessment/IUCN Red List of Threatened Amphibians, which he helped design in 1997. He is also the Senior Research Scientist for the Latin American & Caribbean Social Science Research Network. Kahn is widely published as an author, editor, reviewer, photographer, as well as a scientific illustrator. Kahn’s illustrations are on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institution. Additionally, his works and writings can be found in texts, guidebooks, and peer reviewed journals from 1986 onward.

Harry Keys

Harry Keys (New Zealand) Fellow 
Keys is a scientist with the New Zealand Department of Conservation involved in volcanic risk mitigation and management of Tongariro National Park World Heritage Area. For 14 years to 2013, he contributed to annual meetings of the Antarctic Treaty System. His most recent Antarctic work included developing guidelines for national Antarctic programs to use to improve the protection of wilderness values. In 2007, he was honored by his university with a Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2008 he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, in recognition of his leading role in the management of a controversial volcanic risk in the World heritage Area. In 2013 he was made a Life Member of the Tongariro Natural History Society, a New Zealand conservation organization.

Wanjiku Kinuthia and Elvis

Wanjiku and her favorite
black rhino Elvis

Wanjiku Kinuthia (Kenya) Fellow
Kinuthia is the communications and marketing officer at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the pioneer, world re-known rhino sanctuary situated in Northern Kenya. She is responsible for the planning, development and delivery of Lewa’s internal and external communication, including the website, the annual report, bi-annual newsletters, the monthly eNewsletters and other publications. She is also in charge of specific marketing campaigns and projects. Wanjiku also shares a passion in photography, and Lewa’s stunning scenery serves as the perfect backdrop for the exploration of this art. She spends most of her free time filming and taking pictures of Lewa’s amazing wildlife.

K.Linda Kivi

K.Linda Kivi (Canada) Fellow
Kivi’s work reflects her passion for the Inland Temperate Rainforest, the Columbia Mountains, connection to the natural world, indigenous peoples, women, wilderness conservation, sexuality, love and change. She is the author of three works of literary non-fiction including co-author of The Inner Green: Exploring Home in the Columbia Mountains (with E.D. Pearkes) and is the editor of the anthology The Purcell Suite: Upholding the Wild. The latter has raised both funds and awareness for the Jumbo Wild! campaign ( As a peasant interested in re-wilding herself, Kivi gardens, wildcrafts, wanders and practices living cooperatively, consciously and simply. Currently, her blog with author Luanne Armstrong explores people’s relationship to place, especially wild and rural places ( She is also a journalist, a poet, a bookbinder and publisher, a radio host, and the author of two novels that explore the impact of displacement through the refugee experience. She inhabits the Maa Land Co-operative in the Bird Creek watershed in Sinixt Territory in the Columbia Mountains. To contact Kivi:

Cyril Kormos at Victoria Falls

Cyril Kormos (USA) Academic / Scientific, Founding Fellow 
Kormos is the vice president for policy at The WILD Foundation He is primarily focused on assembling the most up to date information and tools for wilderness conservation and climate change issues. He is also a member of, and helps manage the IUCN-WCPA Wilderness Task Force, and was appointed the IUCN-WCPA Regional Vice-Chair for North American and the Caribbean. Kormos has edited and co-edited many books, including A Handbook for International Wilderness Law and Policy. Prior to coming to The WILD Foundation, Kormos worked for Conservation International as senior director for program management, staff attorney, and director of CI’s policy program.

Bethany Kraf

Bethany Kraft (USA) Fellow
As deputy director for Ocean Conservancy’s Gulf Restoration Program, Bethany Kraft works to secure comprehensive, science-based and community-supported restoration of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem at the local, regional and national levels. She contributes to several environment blogs and wrote a regular column for Mobile Bay Monthly that tied wellness to place. Bethany served previously as the Executive Director of the Alabama Coastal Foundation, an environmental education and habitat restoration non-profit. During her tenure she developed an award-winning citizen science outreach program and was active in the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster community response. A lifelong resident of the Gulf region, Bethany resides in New Orleans, Louisianna. She currently experiments with place-based writing from the Canal Street ferry at

Carolyn Kremmers

Carolyn Kremers (USA) Founding Fellow
Kremers writes literary nonfiction and poetry. Numerous essays and poems of hers have been published in anthologies, magazines, journals, on public radio, and on the Internet. She largely writes about Alaska, the Inland Northwest, Russia, the natural world, conservation and development, indigenous peoples, women, education, music, wonder, and change. Kremers is the author of Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup’ik Eskimo Village (literary nonfiction) and The Alaska Reader: Voices from the North (anthology of fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, and oral tradition; co-edited with Anne Hanley). Two other nonfiction books are in-progress: Then Came the Mustang (essays set in Alaska and the Inland Northwest) and Blessings from Buryatia (a book-length nonfiction narrative about the people and republic of Buryatia, Russia). Her poetry book Upriver is complete, and a second book of poetry is in-progress. To contact Kremers:

Zoltan Kun

Zoltán Kun (Hungary) Fellow

Kun is currently the chairman of the European Wilderness Society, an entity that envisions 5% of European land protected as wilderness. A conservationist at a young age, Kun dreamed of working with WWF. His dream became a reality in 1996 when he was named coordinator of the Gemenc Foodplain restoration project for WWF Hungary. He attained a forestry technician diploma at the Secondary School in Sopron, Hungary in 1990, and graduated with an MSc in landscape architecture in Hungary at the University of Horticulture and Food Industry in 1996. His final thesis was on flood-plain restoration, written in the Netherlands at the Wageningen Agriculture University in the framework of TEMPUS ICER programme. In 1997 Kun joined the PAN Parks Initiative as conservation manager. He was appointed the Executive Director of PAN Parks in 2002, which position he held until the end of 2013. Kun may be reached by email at or at twitter @zkun1971. He is a contributor to the blog of the European Wilderness Society at

Linda Moore KurthLinda Moore Kurth (USA) Fellow
Kurth is a children’s book writer. Her book, Keiko's Story: A Killer Whale Goes Home, has been distributed to scores of libraries and schools. It’s a true story of an orca named Keiko who became the star of the movie, Free Willy. Kurth chronicled Willy's journey from his capture as a young calf for entertainment purposes to his release nineteen years later in his home waters of Iceland. She continues to write and advocate for wild places and their inhabitants particularly in the Pacific Northwest, hoping to inspire the next generation of environmentalists. For more information or to contact her: email, website, facebook, twitter, linkedin.

Page Lambert

Page Lambert (USA) Fellow
Lambert grew up in the Colorado mountains, and has been writing about nature since the mid-80s, when she moved to a small ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota (in the northern US). Lambert has received numerous awards for her writing that include essays, poems, and books: In Search of Kinship and Shifting Stars. She has been leading outdoor adventures, writing seminars and workshops for 17 years, often working in partnership with organizations such as The Women’s Wilderness Institute, the Grand Canyon Field Institute, True Nature Journeys, and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation. In 2006, Oprah’s O magazine featured her River Writing Journeys for Women as “One of the top six great all-girl getaways of the year.” Lambert serves as an advisor to Rural Lit R.A.L.L.Y (Buffalo State College, New York), the nonprofit, Writing for Peace; is a Senior Associate with the Children and Nature Network; Creative Consultant for the Clear Creek Land Conservancy, board member of the Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation, past board member of the Colorado Authors’ League, founding member of the NE Wyoming Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; and founding member of Women Writing the West. She has presented at over 200 seminars, workshops, and conferences, in the U.S. and British Columbia. To find her writing on line visit her blog All Things Literary. All Things Natural and her website.

Stephen Leahy

Stephen Leahy (Canada) Fellow
Leahy been an independent journalist specializing in science and environment for the past 16 years and has been published in dozens of publications around the world including New Scientist, The London Sunday Times, Maclean’s Magazine, Earth Island Journal, The Toronto Star, Wired News, Audubon, BBC Wildlife, and Canadian Geographic. He is currently the international science and environment correspondent for the Rome-headquartered Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS), the world’s 6th largest global news agency.Leahy's IPS articles are published in over 500 newspapers and magazines all over the world reaching an estimated 200 million readers in up to 20 languages. IPS news is also broadcast by over 1000 radio stations, potentially targeting over 150 million listeners. He is a professional member of the International Federation of Journalists; Society of Environmental Journalists; Canadian Freelance Union;  Media & Democracy Group (media training for democracy).,

Kahindi Lekalhaile (Kenya) Fellow
Lekalhaile began nature writing in 1995 through a column in the Sunday Nation newspaper, which published 32 of his stories until 1998. Since the 2000s Lekalhaile's articles have been published in Kenya Birds (an ornithological magazine of Nature Kenya) and What On (a monthly tourist digest in Kenya). Lekahaile aspires to publish a book of nature writings based on his conservation work and life as a Samburu herdsman in the wilderness of Northern Kenya.

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Patty Limerick (USA) Fellow
Dr. Limerick is the faculty director and chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, where she is also a professor of history. Limerick has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between academics and the general public and to demonstrating the benefits of applying historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas and conflicts. Limerick has received a number of awards and honors recognizing the impact of her scholarship and her commitment to teaching including the MacArthur Fellowship and the Hazel Barnes Prize, CU's highest award for teaching and research. She has served as president of several professional organizations, advised documentary and film projects, and done two tours as a Pulitzer Nonfiction jurist. She is currently serving as the vice president for the Teaching Division of the American Historical Association. Limerick regularly engages the public on the op-ed pages of local and national newspapers, and in the summer of 2005 she served as a guest columnist for The New York Times. She may be reached at

David Lindo

David Lindo (UK) Fellow
David Lindo is The Urban Birder--broadcaster and writer. Previously Head of Membership at the British Trust for Ornithology, Lindo is the author of many articles on urban birds and writes for various websites and magazines including the RSPB’s membership magazine--Birds, Bird Watching Magazine--Britain’s best selling birding publication and the award winning BBC Wildlife Magazine. His new book, The Urban Birder, has just been published. He is currently a patron of Alderney Wildlife Trust, Birding For All and the Spitalfields City Farm. He is also the Founder of the Tower 42 Bird Study Group, co-founder of the Canary Wharf Migrant Bird Project and is on the committee of The Friends Of Wormwood Scrubs. Email:, website:

Les Line

Les Line
(USA) Founding Fellow  (deceased)
Line was the longest-serving editor of Audubon magazine from 1966 to 1991, and is credited for evolving the publication into “...the most beautiful magazine in the world...” (New York Times). Line had written, edited or photographed more than 30 books on nature and conservation. His honors included a doctorate in literature from Bucknell University and being named a fellow of the Rhode Island School of Design. He was accorded the Jade of Chiefs Award from the Outdoor Writers Association of America; the Hal Borland Award from the Audubon Society; and was named one of 100 heroes of the American conservation movement during the 20th century.

Harvey Locke

Harvey Locke
(Canada) Founding Fellow
Locke is globally known for his work on wilderness, national parks and large landscape conservation from Yellowstone to Yukon and beyond. Named by Time magazine as one of Canada’s leaders for the 21st century, his resume is filled with premier publications, keynote speaking engagements and leadership and advisory roles for some of the most well known organizations in the conservation field. He is now playing a leadership role in a global endeavor to unit efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change with nature. A passionate advocate for wild nature, Locke joined The WILD Foundation ( in January, 2009 as vice president for conservation strategy. He is also senior adviser for conservation to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, and strategic advisor to the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.

Thomas Locker photoThomas Locker (USA) Founding Fellow  (deceased) 
Locker has spent his entire life in service to his two great passions: painting and nature. Since the opening of his first one-man show in 1964 in New York City, Locker has held more than sixty such exhibitions. He has illustrated more than thirty books, many of which he has written. His books include Sky Tree, Walking with Henry, John Muir: America’s Naturalist, Rachel Carson: Preserving a Sense of Wonder, Hudson: The Story of a River, and Journey to the Mountaintop: On Living and Meaning. Locker’s books have received many awards, include the John Burroughs Award, the Christopher Award, the Knickerbocker Lifetime Achievement Award, the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, the NCTE Notable Trade Books in the Language Arts, the Council of Christian Schools Awards, and The New York Times Award for best illustration. He makes his home in a small village at the edge of the Hudson River.

Neil Losin (USA) Associate
Losin has been interested in nature his whole life, and an avid birder since childhood. An internationally known, award-winning photographer, Losin also has written for nature and science related magazines and books. A Ph.D. candidate in UCLA's department of ecology and evolutionary biology, Losin strongly believes in using writing and photography to engage the public in scientific and environmental issues.

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