Dr Rosie Cooney isChair of the IUCN SSC/CEESP Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group and Visiting Fellow in the School of Biology, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University of New South Wales, Australia.
Yolanda Kakabadse is an Ecuadorian environmentalist and Chair of the Rio Doce Panel. She was President of IUCN from 1996 to 2004, Ecuador’s Minister of the Environment from 1998 to 2000, and President of WWF International from 2010 to 2017.
Dr Richard Leakey is a prominent Kenyan paleoanthropologist and conservationist. He is known for extensive fossil finds related to human evolution and for his efforts to preserve the wildlife of the African continent.
Fred Nelson is Executive Director of Maliasili, a non-profit organisation that supports leading African conservation organisations to deliver greater impact, and member of IUCN’s CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group.
Dr Vinod Thomas is an Indian economist whose work lies at the intersection of economic, social and environmental issues. He is currently a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore and the Asian Institute of Management, Manila.