African People & Wildlife’s International Advisory Council is comprised of distinguished leaders from diverse fields, including business, conservation, philanthropy, science, and the arts. Council members advise APW’s leadership, sharing the best and latest ideas from their fields to strengthen our mission and ensure the quality and relevance of scientific information collected and used by our team. These APW champions also serve as ambassadors, raising awareness of our vision and building a network of enthusiastic supporters.
Dr. Sarah Durant
Senior Research Fellow
Zoological Society of London
Cat Specialist Group Member
International Union for Conservation of Nature
Rangeland Management Specialist
Former Rangeland Program Leader for the Intermountain Region
US Forest Service
Founder and Former CEO
American Prairie Reserve
Paula Kahumbu, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Wildlife Direct, Kenya
Wildlife Conservationist and Philanthropist
Art Inspired by Africa
Professor Stuart Pimm
Doris Duke Chair of Conservation
Professor Oswald Schmitz
Professor of Ecology
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Farmer and Entrepreneur
Leadership and Staff
Get to know our founders, staff, board of directors, and field team members.
Northern Tanzania Big Cats Conservation Initiative
APW helps to preserve some of Tanzania’s most threatened big cat populations.
We envision a world where Africa’s people and wildlife coexist and thrive in vibrant, healthy landscapes.