Tawana Cruz

Tawana is a community leader of the Fulkaxo tribe in Northeastern Brazil, and he is leading a campaign for the relocation of 52 families, as part of the Reserva Ecologica Fulkaxo project, which aims to reforest a 512 hectare plot of Atlantic Forest.

Amal Dissanayaka

Amal works at Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute (HARTI) in Colombo. He is also a member of the ‘Committee on Managing Wildlife Crop Damages in Rural Agrarian Areas’ under the Ministry of Agriculture.  He is a researcher on Human Wildlife Conflict (HWC) in Sri Lanka. 


Nhenety Kariri-Xoco

Nhenety is the guardian of stories of the Kariri-Xoco tribe in Northeastern Brazil, and a local historian. He has compiled a glossary of the Kiriri language, and he is a regular blogger. Nhenety is a staunch advocator of intercultural education.

Kamilu Hassan Hamza

Kamilu is a human rights lawyer, educator and historian of the Maguzawa, or Hausa animists of Nigeria. He is the founder of Al Fitra Academy in Kano City. He is also the author of the book 'The World of the Maguzawa'.



Robertho Paredes

Robertho is a photographer, art researcher and educator from Puerto Maldonado, in the Southern Peruvian Amazon. His work addresses the way in which photographic images can help raise awareness of the Amazonian forest. He won the XXVIII Jóvenes Creadores Award in Madrid for a photographic series showing ecological devastation in the Peruvian Amazon.

Yesica Patiachi

Yesica is an educator and artist and community leader of the Harakbut indigenous people in the Peruvian Amazon. Yesica has written a book entitled "Relatos Orales del Pueblo Harakbut" and she is a member of the indigenous pastoral office for the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Maldonado. 

Nicolas Salazar Sutil

Nic is a Chilean and British author, action researcher and creative practitioner, currently working as Associate Professor in Conflict and Creative Transformation at the University of Leeds. He is the author of many books and journal articles, including 'Motion and Representation' (MIT Press).