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DANIEL KOBEI

Board of Trustees

Daniel is the President of the Ogiek Peoples Development Programme (OPDP) working for the protection of the Mau Forest Complex in Western Kenya.

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LOUISA VON SOHLERN

Social Media Campaigner

Born and raised in Munich, Germany. Louisa holds degrees in Theatre Studies and Culture and Media Studies from Munich and Vancouver, and she is working to be a documentary filmmaker.  For Guardians World Wide she is putting her love for visuals into managing the social media campaign.

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ROB DE LAET

Director Guardians Worldwide

Rob is a system thinker and environmentalist from Holland, now based in Brazil. He is  Project Manager  for a Bioeconomy for the Amazon & European Climate Pact Ambassador

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FREYJA SEWELL

Designer

Freyja is a British designer, originally from Cornwall, a place of beautiful nature. Freyja uses design as an instrument to help reconnect people to nature across the globe. For Guardians Worldwide, Freyja co-designs wearables with our Indigenous friends in the Amazon tom support their reforestation programmes.

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SANTHIA  VELASCO
KITTLAUS

Researcher

Santhia Velasco Kittlaus is a theorist in cultural research from Germany. She gained her master’s degree in Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. Her research aims to contribute to an understanding of Indigenous values and the rights of nonhuman beings. She supports Guardians Worldwide in developing donor relations and research.

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NICO SALAZAR

Founder and Director

Nic or Nico  is the founder and director of Guardians Worldwide. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Goldsmiths College. He is the author of several books, radio programmes and podcasts. He is Chilean and British, and he lives in London.

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TAWANA CRUZ

Board of Trustees

Tawana is a leader of the Kariri Xoco Fulkaxo Peoples of Sergipe in Northeastern Brazil. Along with members of his family, he is leading the creation of Rserva Ecologica Fulkaxo, for the regeneration of 550 hectares of Atlantic Forest

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MERCY ETTE

Lead Researcher

Mercy is a Nigerian journalist and researcher with an expertise in gender, politics, and conflict.  
She holds a Phd from the University of Leeds. Her research explores how gender intersects with various aspects of socio-cultural and political discrimination.

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HARU KUNTANAWA

Board of Trustees

Haru Kuntanawa is a leader of the Kuntanawa Nation, based in the State of Acre, Brazilian Amazon. he leads the Kuntanawa Eco-Restoration Project, which guards 200,00 hectares of primary Amazonian forest.

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ANDREY LALETIN

Board of Trustees

Andrey is a life-long defender of the Siberian Forest. Russian environmentalist and activist, he is the President of Friends of the Siberian Forest and Chair of Global Forest Coalition

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LAUREN SHARPE

Graphic Design

Lauren is an Architectural Designer from Boulder, Colorado, with a passion for regenerative design and agriculture, agroforestry, and the intersection of social/environmental activism. For Guardians Worldwide she does web and graphic design.

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LUISA MORAES

Clootie Tree Campaign Coordinator

Nature, travels and social innovation enthusiast, Luisa was born in São Paulo, Brazil and currently lives in Antibes, France. She is a systems thinker and facilitates the emergence of changemakers. She supports Guardians Worldwide by Co-ordinating the Clootie Tree fundraising Campaign.