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Bonnie Ray is a biodiversity expert in the making. By exploring the nature on her doorstep, she has shown that vital UK biodiversity hotspots can come in all shapes and sizes
Anjana Khatwa is an earth scientist, presenter and advocate for diversity in the geographical, geoscience and nature conservation sectors. As part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site team, she helped to setup a sustainable education programme to engage the…
Rosemary Brown is a freelance journalist. In 2014, she followed in the footsteps of American journalist and adventurer Nellie Bly, who carried out a record-breaking 72-day trip around the world in 1889. A book about Rosemary's trip is due out…
Rodrigo Medellín is a senior professor of ecology at the University of Mexico. A specialist in bats, he is co-chair of the Bat Specialist Group of the IUCN
Danny Dorling is an author and professor of geography at Oxford University. In his most recent book, Slowdown, he delivers an optimistic view of the ways in which our economies are stabilising in an era of planetary uncertainty
Martin Hewitt is the founder of the Adaptive Grand Slam Foundation which supports injured and disabled military veterans to complete extreme challenges. A film about his summit of Everest will premiere at the Royal Geographical Society (details to come)
At Geographical, we want to amplify the voices of the next generation of great geographers. That’s why we’re launching ‘Young Geographers’ : a new programme that celebrates exploration, innovative fieldwork and inspiring projects
Evelyn Habasa is the founder of Ride 4 a Woman, a not-for-profit organisation set up to support women living in Bwindi, Uganda who are struggling with issues such as HIV, domestic violence and poverty
Chris Tucker is chairman of the American Geographical Society, and serves on the boards of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and the Open Geospatial Consortium. His book, A Planet of 3 Billion, is out now
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

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