Adam Miller (Missouri, USA, 27 years old) founded Planet Indonesia in 2014 with the aim to protect Red List species and restoring ecosystem functioning in Borneo. The organisation provides community-based services in business, education and women’s healthcare and already has 13.500 individuals actively engaged in this project! Adam has launched the first community-based smart patrols and marine patrols in Gunung Niut Nature Reserve and in the marine environments of West Kalimantan.
Geraldine Werhahn (Switzerland, 33 years old) is doing a Doctor of Philosophy with WildCRU at Oxford University on the Himalayan wolf, a species that is found in the high altitudes of the Himalayas and on the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayan wolf presents an evolutionary unique and ancient wolf lineage that requires formal taxonomic description and conservation.
Trang Thi Thu Nguyen (Vietnam, 27 years old) is a PhD Candidate in Biodiversity Management, working on the impact of traditional Asian Medicine on African Wildlife, at the University of Kent, England. She started her career in conservation in 2003, as a volunteer at several conservation NGO’s. At the age of 17, she was nominated as one of the ‘50 most influential young people of Vietnam’. From 2014 onwards she specialized in traffic and illegal trade of Vietnam’s endangered animals, with a specific focus on bears and elephant ivory.