Vance G. Martin, WILD Foundation, USA
Vance Martin, an innovator and leader in the non-profit sector for decades now, has worked towards bridging the gap between human beings and nature, in over 45 countries. He has been an integral part of many international nature conservation and wilderness protection projects and has helped establish multiple non-profit organizations across geographies. He is on the committee of numerous organizations like the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Friends of Peace Parks, Fulcrum Publishing, and Wilderness Foundation (South Africa and UK). Apart from being the President of WILD11 since 1984, he’s also the current co-chairman of the IUCN Wilderness Specialist Group and a prolific writer for several publications.