Voices for Biodiversity

Advisory Board

Mark Bauman

Mark Bauman

CEO Virtual Wonders; Former Senior Vice President of Smithsonian; Former Chairman of National Geographic’s Cross Platform Committee and Executive Vice President of National Geographic Television; Recipient of numerous broadcast, web and print journalism honors, including an Emmy, more than a dozen CINE Golden Eagles, and various film festival awards

Marc Bekoff

Marc Bekoff

Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado, Boulder; Co-Founder of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals; Author

Wade Davis

Wade Davis

Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia; National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence and Explorers Council Member; Author; Filmmaker


Terry D. Garcia

Terry D. Garcia

CEO of Exploration Ventures; Former Executive Vice President and Chief Science and Exploration Officer for the National Geographic Society

Mary Ellen Hannibal

Mary Ellen Hannibal

Author; Citizen Scientist; Speaker

Morgan Heim

Morgan Heim

Photographer; Filmmaker; Scientist; Self-Proclaimed “Science Groupie”


Sheril Kirshenbaum

Sheril Kirshenbaum

Executive Director of ScienceDebate; Director of The Energy Poll at The University of Texas at Austin; Author

Stuart Leonard Pimm

Stuart Leonard Pimm

Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University; Director of SavingNature; Author

Joyce Poole

Joyce Poole

World Authority on Elephant Behaviour; Co-Director of ElephantVoices; Author


Chris Ranier

Chris Ranier

National Geographic Society Fellow; Documentary Photographer; Founder and Director of The Cultural Sanctuaries Foundation; Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society

Carl Safina

Carl Safina

First Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University; Co-Chair of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science; Founder of Carl Safina Center; Television Host; Author

Vanessa Woods

Vanessa Woods

Author; Research Scientist; Journalist; Co-Founder of www.dognition.com