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Rodrigue Katembo risked his life to expose the corruption behind illegal oil exploration in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Earlier this year, he was awarded the Goldman Environment Prize for his work
Kerstin Forsberg is the director of Planeta Océano, a marine conservation organisation based in Peru, and was made a Rolex Laureate for her work protecting giant manta rays in the country
Liz Bonnin is a biochemist, wild animal biologist, and BBC television presenter, known for hosting various science, nature, and wildlife programming. Her new show, Galápagos, is due to air this spring
Peter Willcox is the captain of the Greenpeace campaign boat, Rainbow Warrior. He has participated in environmental campaigns for Greenpeace across the world for over 30 years. His new book, Greenpeace Captain, is out now
Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is a veterinarian and founder of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), an NGO dedicated to the healthcare of Uganda’s 400 mountain gorillas as well as the human populations that surround Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Duane Silverstein is the Executive Director of Seacology, a California-based NGO with a focus on islands. In 2016, it assisted Sri Lanka in protecting the entirety of its mangrove forests
For her work protecting South African black rhino populations, Cathy Dreyer won the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa
Bill Bailey is a comedian, musician, actor and presenter. His latest project is the book, Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to British Birds, available now from Quercus Books
Chris McIvor OBE is the head of Save the Children in Sri Lanka and has worked for aid agencies for more than 30 years. His latest book, The World is Elsewhere, is available now from Sandstone Press
Chaz Powell is an adventurer and expedition leader who is aiming to be the first person to walk the complete 1,600 miles of the Zambezi River
Tony Foster is a watercolour painter, explorer, and RGS-IBG Fellow
Leng Ouch is an investigative reporter and activist. He spent many months undercover to expose the illegal logging taking place in Cambodia’s forests and is a recipient of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize
Martine Croxall is a journalist, broadcaster and one of the main presenters for BBC News. She also hosts the channel’s The Papers programme and presents the RGS-IBG’s Discovering People evenings
John Peck is an adventurer, expedition leader and organiser. He runs Executive Stretch, for business leaders looking to make adventure part of their lives, and Bravehearts, wilderness survival programmes on remote Scottish islands for inner-city youth leaders working with violent gangs
Edward Whitley is a conservationist, author, and founder of the Whitley Fund for Nature
Mark Evans is an explorer, author and founder of the University of the Desert in Oman. His latest 1,300km expedition across the word’s largest sand desert, the Rub al’Khali, recreated the first crossing by Bertram Thomas in 1930
Louie Psihoyos is a photographer and an Academy Award-winning film director for the documentary The Cove, whose latest film is Racing Extinction

Robert Penn

Robert Penn is an author, journalist and TV presenter. He wrote and produced the BBC series Tales from the Wild Wood, and wrote It’s All About the Bike and his latest book The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

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