View from the lighthouse at Cocodrilo, a fishing village at the southern end of the Isle of Youth in Cuba. —Fernando Bretos, 2011 Fellow

2019 Fellows

Henry Bloomfield Melgar
Coordinator of Protected Areas
Fundación Natural Bolivia - Bolivia
Conservation Agreement for Sustainable Livestock

Brian Brandt
Director, Agriculture Conservation Innovations
American Farmland Trust - USA
Farming for Cleaner Water in Ohio

Raija Bushnell
Program Specialist
Farmers Conservation Alliance - USA
On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund

Sarah Cardona
Manager, Stormwater Program
Metropolitan Planning Council - USA
StormStore: Establishing a Stormwater Credit Trading Market in Chicago

Dawn Carr
Executive Director
Canadian Parks Council - Canada
Exploring Market-based Approaches for Strategic Planning Renewal

Jeffrey Chatellier
Managing Director
Forest Carbon - Indonesia
Building a Portfolio of Forest Conservation Assets

Eugenia Di Fiori
Humboldt at EU Group (Escasany-Uriburu Family Office) - Argentina
Regenerative Cattle Management and Ecological Certification for Natural Grassland Conservation in Argentina

Aaron Ferguson
Regional Catalyst for Sustainability
Spruce Root Community Development - USA
Building Community Resilience in Rural Alaska Native Villages in Southeast Alaska

Karl Goodsell
Chief Executive Officer
Positive Change for Marine Life - Australia
A Community-Driven Approach to Solid Waste Management (Turning the Tide on Marine Pollution through Plastic Upcycling and Urban Farming)

Aarin Gross
Hawaii Senior Program Manager for Policy and Operations
Conservation International - USA
Fishing in a Future of Rising Seas: Can Market-based Tools and Innovative Finance Solutions help Hawaii Preserve its Nearshore Fisheries and the Traditions and Culture that Rely on Them?

Victoria Jeffers
Head of Implementation - Global Conservation Programmes
Blue Ventures Conservation - United Kingdom
Developing a Case for Homestays as an Economic Catalyst for Customary Marine Management

Mercy Kariuki
Local Engagement and Empowerment Officer
BirdLife International - Kenya
Sheep for Longclaw

Abel Musana
Research and Monitoring Warden
Volcanoes National Park - Conservation Department - Rwanda
Community Tourism Development for Mountain Gorilla Conservation around the Volcanoes National in Rwanda

Hanitra Rakotojaona
Community Conservation Coordinator
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust - Madagascar
Establishing a New Vision for the Conservation of the Alaotra Wetland Ecosystem

Sri Rao
Liaison Officer
Rimba - Malaysia
Kenyir Redemption – Green Financing Mechanisms for the Sustainable Management of the Kenyir Watershed

Lucía Ruiz
Director of Strategies for Institutional Enhancement
National Commission for Natural Protected Areas - Mexico
Positioning Protected Areas through Market Tools

Sunarto Sunarto
Wildlife Ecologist & Program Manager
World Wildlife Fund - Indonesia
BeCooler: A Mobile Marketplace Platform for Conservation Actions

Carolina Torres Trueba
Legal and Administrative Specialist
Island Conservation - Ecuador
Floreana Ecological Restoration 

The 2019 Fellows Program takes place in Bellingham, Washington from June 30-July 31.