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Karen smiles as she runs a race in winter, dressed in gloves, warm hat and light jacket. Snow is visible near the raceway behind her.

Karen Beazley

Karen Beazley is Full Professor at Dalhousie University’s School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she has also served as Director and as Academic Program Coordinator since1998.

Barbara, wearing glasses and a light jacket, smiles at the camera in front of a tall green hedge.

Barbara Dean

Before retiring in 2015, Barbara was Executive Editor for Island Press, a nonprofit publisher of books on environmental issues. After graduating from Duke University with a degree in French and receiving an M.A. in Psychology from California State University, she cofounded Island Press in 1978.

Jim Estes

Jim Estes is a Research Biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Ecological Research Center, based at University of California Santa Cruz’s Center for Ocean Health at Long Marine Laboratory. He is renowned nationally and internationally for his research on the key role of sea otters in kelp forest ecosystems.

Diana stands in front of a group of cacti, smiling at the camera.

Diana Hadley

Diana Hadley is retired from the University of Arizona, where she served as Associate Curator of Ethnohistory and Director of the Arizona State Museum’s Office of Ethnohistorical Research, specializing in the translation and editing of Spanish historical documents. She continues to focus her work on the history of land use and ecological change in the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico.

David Johns stands at the edge of a forested valley, smiling at the camera.

David Johns

David Johns is a cofounder of Wildlands Network and Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, and has formerly served as President of both organizations. He is involved in other large-scale conservation projects and has advised conservation non-profits in the Russian Far East, Australia, Europe, southern Africa, and throughout North America.

David Johnston poses in front of the Charleston, South Carolina bridge, with blue ocean water visible just behind him.

David Johnston

David Johnston is a lawyer, businessman, and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience representing and advising a broad range of for-profit and non-profit organizations and their executives, boards of directors, and stakeholders. He has extensive experience as a business and transactional lawyer.

This photo of Steve shows him leaning against an open truck tailgate on a ranch in Wyoming.

Steve Olson

Steve Olson received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Wildlife and Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University. Steve joined the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in 2000 as Director of Governmental Affairs.

This photo shows Richard, dressed in a heavy winter jacket, posing against a snowy rock face.

Richard Pritzlaff

Richard Pritzlaff is President of Biophilia Foundation, whose mission is to advance biodiversity conservation on private lands. Most recently, Biophilia Foundation has worked with partners to develop private and public financing and payments for ecosystem services to help transition farms and ranches to more sustainable food production.

Dr. Michael Soule, with hat and sunglasses, sitting on a tree stump along the shore of the Green River, Utah.

Michael E. Soulé

Michael is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. He cofounded and was first President of the Society for Conservation Biology, and cofounded The Wildlands Project. He is widely recognized as the Father of Conservation Biology.

Closeup photo of Tom Stahl, indoors against a pinkish-red backdrop.

Tom Stahl

Tom Stahl is a San Francisco-based entrepreneur. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer /Chief Financial Officer of Locaid Technologies. Previously, Tom was Chief Operating Officer of Telephia, a provider of syndicated market research to the wireless industry.

This waist-up shot shows John smiling at the camera as he pauses during a hike in a tropical rainforest, with binoculars around his neck.

John Terborgh

John Terborgh is a member of the National Academy of Science, and has been actively involved in tropical ecology and conservation issues for more than 4 decades. A global authority on avian and mammalian ecology in neotropical forests, he has published numerous articles and books on conservation themes. Since 1973, he has operated a field station in Peru’s Manu National Park, where he has overseen the research of more than 100 investigators.

Harvey Locke

Brian J. Miller