The Explorers Club 50 Award recognizes individuals, but it does so by bringing them into a club. This is an act of faith, faith that there is something significant to this membership, that one’s effectiveness, one’s knowledge, and one’s voice can be increased through the communication and collaboration with others. It is a faith that we are better together. It is our obligation to see that that is made true. We are, each of us, Explorers in our own right, but together we are more than that. We are The Explorers Club. And now, so too, are these 50 extraordinary individuals.

Welcome to the Club.


Adjany Costa – Biologist and Conservationist


Anand Varma – Science Photographer


Andrea Jane Reid – Indigenous Fisheries Scientist


Anika Puri – Computer Scientist


Asha de Vos – Marine Biologist and Educator


Aziz Abu Sarah – Entrepreneur and Peacebuilder


Beth Allgood – Wildlife Advocate


Bhavita Bhatia – Ecofeminist


Carrie Dolan – Spatial Epidemiologist


Christian Rutz – Animal-Tracking Pioneer


Daniel Leeb – Iceland Space Agency


David Borish – Social Researcher and Visual Artist


David Good – Author and Filmmaker


Diego Cardeñosa – Marine Scientist


Emmanuelle Bardout – Underwater Explorer


Erika Woolsley – Marine Biologist


Francesco Sauro – Geologist


Ghislain Bardout – Underwater Explorer


Gina Moseley – Paleoclimate Researcher and Caver


Gregg Treinish – Conservationist


Halley Ramos – Architectural Preservationist


Harmony A Martell – Marine Scientist and Underwater Photographer


Heather Halstead – Virtual Education Pioneer


Hilde Strom – Climate Advocate


Ignacio Mamani Huillca – Machu Picchu Park Ranger


Jamal Galves – Manatee Conservationist


Joseph Cutler – Freshwater Ecologist and Ichthyologist


Karina Oliani – Wilderness and Expedition Doctor


Keneiloe Molopyane – Biological anthropologist


Kimberly Kivvaq Pikok – Iñupiaq fisher


Leo Lanna – Artist and Conservationist


Lhendup Tharchen – Forester and Conservation Biologist


Lily-Arison Rene de Roland – Biodiversity Conservationist


Manoj Gautam – Conservationist and Humanitarian


Mark Ofua – Veterinary Surgeon and Conservationist


Matthew John Carter – Marine Archaeologist and Ocean Advocate


Michel Andre – Bioacoustic Engineer


Miranda Wang – Molecular Biologist and Entrepreneur


Nelly Forero – Naval Captain and Environmental Protection Specialist


Nick Ovenden – Advocate and Regeneration Biologist


Patrick Parnyompe Papatiti – Maasai Warrior and Wildlife Conservationist


Paula Kahumbu – Ecologist


Rachel Graham – Marine Conservation Scientist


Rebecca Hui – Entrepreneur, Artist, and Cartographer


Seheno Andriantsaralaza – Wildlife Conservationist


Stephanie Dolrenry – Conservationist Biologist


Taira Malaney – Wildlife and Human Interest Filmmaker


Tanya Harrison – Planetary Scientist


Titouan Bernicot – Entrepreneur and Coral Conservationist


Vianna von Weyhausen – Conservationist