Dr. Russell Mittermeier
Re:wild / Independent
Dr. Russell A. Mittermeier is currently Chief Conservation Officer of Re:wild. Previously, he served for three years as Executive Vice Chair at Conservation International and as President from 1989 to 2014. Named a “Hero for the Planet” by TIME magazine, Mittermeier is regarded as a world leader in the field of biodiversity and tropical forest conservation. Trained as a primatologist and herpetologist, he has traveled widely in 169 countries on seven continents, and he has conducted field work in more than 30 countries. He has a particular fondness for Galápagos Pink Land Iguanas.