Our team

Dr. Paul Salaman

Board Member

Paul Salaman

Dr. Salaman is a recognized expert on global biodiversity conservation and has been heavily involved in advancing science-based conservation actions and priorities for the most threatened species, including directing urgent interventions to save Critically Endangered species at imminent risk of extinction. While he has authored many scientific papers and articles, Dr. Salaman has bridged the gap between science and on-the-ground conservation action across the tropics — with 30 years of field experience in South America.

Rowens Cristancho

Manager- Conservation and communications

rowens cristancho

Rowens is the combination of a conservation biologist, a broadcaster, and a digital marketer. He has a personal passion for biodiversity and environmental protection. He has participated in tropical forest preservation, protection of threatened species, and ecotourism in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Madagascar.  He firmly believes that lifelong learning is the key to adaptation in a changing world. He loves sharing his knowledge about nature with others as an international speaker and educative youtuber.

Manitra Rajaonarison

Madagascar Conservation Officer


Manitra comes from the Department of Animal Biology, Antananarivo University. He is a former research assistant at Duke Lemur Center SAVA Conservation and recently a consultant at Lemur Conservation Foundation for 4 years. He has collaborated for several years with Dr Erik Patel. Pationed by the remarkable biodiversity of his country.