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Inger Andersen

Inger Andersen assumed office as Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in January 2015 and served through May 2019. Ms Andersen has more than 30 years of experience in international development economics, environmental sustainability and policy-making.

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Rosie Cooney

Dr Rosie Cooney is Chair 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.

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Poonam Dhanwatey

Poonam Dhanwatey is an Indian wildlife conservationist known for her work towards mitigating human-tiger conflict and involving communities in conservation.

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Matthew Gollock

Matthew Gollock is the Senior Marine and Freshwater Programme Manager at the Zoological Society of London; a member of both the IUCN SSC Marine and Freshwater Conservation Committees; and Chair of t

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Scott Hajost

Scott Hajost is the Managing Director of the Global Wildlife Whistleblower Program at the National Whistleblower Center in Washington, D.C. – an IUCN Member organisation.

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David Johnson

David Johnson is Chief Executive of the Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability Network, an IUCN Member.

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Yolanda Kakabadse

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.

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Cyril Kormos

Cyril is Founder and Executive Director of Wild Heritage, a project of the Earth Island Institute. He also serves as IUCN-WCPA Vice-Chair for World Heritage, sits on IUCN’s World Heritage Panel and chairs the IUCN-WCPA World Heritage Network. He became a National Geographic Explorer in 2018.

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Marco Lambertini

Marco Lambertini is the Director General of WWF International, an IUCN Member. He first worked with WWF in Italy as a youth volunteer. He now leads the global conservation organisation, with over five million supporters and a network active in more than 100 countries and territories.

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Richard Leakey

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.

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Brendan Mackey

Brendan Mackey is a professor at Griffith University, Australia, and Director of the Grifith Climate Change Response Programme and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility. He co-chairs the IUCN task force on primary forests including intact forest landscapes.

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Russell Mittermeier

Russell A. Mittermeier, Chief Conservation Officer of Global Wildlife Conservation, is a longtime member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s (SSC) Steering Committee and Chair of SSC’s Primate Specialist Group.

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IUCN SSC members - reptiles and sustainable use

Dr Daniel Natusch, Prof. Grahame Webb, Prof. Richard Shine, Dr Rosie Cooney, Dr Dilys Roe, Mr Tomas Waller, Prof. Mike Archer, Prof. Lee Fitzgerald, Dr Pablo Siroski and Prof.

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Daniel Simberloff

Daniel Simberloff is Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Tennessee. Professor Simberloff received his A.B. and Ph.D.

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Jon Stryker

Jon Stryker is founder and president of the Arcus Foundation, a private, global grant-making organization with headquarters in New York City and Cambridge, UK.

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Virginia Young

Virginia Young contributes through the Australian Rainforest Conservation Society to a global primary forest research programme led by Griffith University. Her work is focused on the nexus between biodiversity and climate change and its relevance to international policy arenas.

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