Jadav Payeng

Could planting trees save the world’s largest river island? A man has made it his life’s mission to help save the world’s largest river island, Majuli, from erosion by planting trees. Over several decades Jadav Payeng, known as the Forest Man of India, has turned a barren area into a forest larger than New York’s…

  • Aruna Chapori Village, Majuli district, Assam, India

Peter Mather


Peter Mather’s photo below of caribou running though the water jumped off the page at me. When I read further I discovered a man who is doing amazing work to raise awareness about the caribou and also their territory in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). In an article CBC News reported “Peter Mather, an…

  • Peter Mather
  • , Canada

Peter Smith


Peter Smith, founder & Director of the Wildwood Trust, has been a leading proponent of rewilding since the start of his career over 20 years ago. Peter has been at the forefront of efforts to reintroduce animals such as the beaver, wild horses, lynx and wolves for ecological restoration. Peter is an ecologist who’s original…

  • Peter Smith
  • Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ, England

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Dr. Kimmerer is a mother, plant ecologist, writer and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. She serves as the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous…

  • Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • 351 Illick Hall, 1 Forestry Dr., Syracuse, New York, 13210, America