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Victorien Erussard is the co-leader and president of the Energy Observer expedition, the first ship to sail around the world powered only by hydrogen, wind and solar power. The expedition will take six years to complete and the crew recently completed…
Louise Callaghan is the Middle East correspondent for the Sunday Times and author of Father of Lions, the true story of Abu Laith, his family and team, who ran a zoo in Mosul during the Isis occupation, risking their lives…
How the best-selling author is making complex matters of geography accessible for the next generation
Ed Stafford is a former British army captain who became the first person to walk the length of the Amazon River. His most recent book, Expeditions Unpacked, about the equipment used on some of the world’s most famous journeys, is…
Dan Richards is an artist and a writer. His fourth book, Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth is out now, published by Canongate
Vatosoa is the National Coordinator of the MIHARI Network, an organisation working in Madagascar to connect and advocate for small-scale fishing communities along the country’s 5,000km coastline in order to share best practice in sustainable fishing. Vatosoa was recently awarded a…
Ana is the director and founder of the Eko-Svest Center for Environmental Research and Information and is also affiliated with Bankwatch. She led a seven-year campaign to cut off international funding for two large hydropower plants planned for inside Mavrovo…
Mikael Frödin is a Swedish-born professional fly fisherman turned environmental activist. In 2019 he appeared in the film, Artifishal, to highlight the dangers of open-net salmon farms
Dr Evan Killick is a senior lecturer in Anthropology and International Development at the University of Sussex, whose collaborative efforts with an indigenous community in Peru has helped them gain official language recognition
Andre Laperrière is executive director at the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) an initiative aiming to exchange ideas and knowledge to solve the world's looming food crisis
Sean Sutton is a photojournalist and international communications manager for the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), an NGO that assists people affected by landmines, unexploded ordnance, and small arms and light weapons. This interview coincides with the launch of MAG's Home Safe Home appeal…
Simon Reeve is an author and TV presenter whose latest BBC show is The Mediterranean with Simon Reeve. His new book is Step by Step: The Life in My Journeys
Fearghal O’Nuallain is a geography teacher and explorer. His edited book, The Kindness of Strangers, is on sale now, with all proceeds going to Oxfam's work with refugees
With fellow student Tom Micklethwait, Charles is travelling the route of the New Silk Road to explore the impact the initiative is having across the region
Lynne Corner is director of VOICE – Valuing Our Intellectual Capital and Experience – based at the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing. VOICE works with citizens to co-develop approaches, products and services that meet the challenges of global population ageing
Lloyd Figgins is founder of LFL Global Risk Mitigation consultancy, and a regular commentator to international media on issues of safety and security. His new book, The Travel Survival Guide, is out now
Kristy Leissle is a scholar of the global cocoa and chocolate industries. She is a lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell, where she teaches Global Studies. Her new book, Cocoa, is out now
Daniel Hume is a naturalist and wilderness adventurer. He was also the head of operations at Woodlore, Ray Mears’ School of Wilderness. His debut book, The Art of Fire, is on sale now

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