Contribution to this site began with a few students. They were participating in entrepreneurial conservation projects and wanted to document their experiences and observations. The objective for this documentation was simple: to get fellow students interested in participating in these initiatives. Like Tom Sawyer’s approach to getting the fence painted, without the cheekiness but with every intent to enlarge the work party.
As per the law of unintended consequences, in addition to students a wide variety of others have followed the example of the early contributors. First, a group of older social entrepreneurs responded to the request of the students and started sharing their experiences. Then a teenaged photographer of Indian dragon flies shared his craft, as did a 20-something photographer of the Patagonian Expedition Race, a 50-something princely photographer of birds, and so on.
We have welcomed naturalist guides, semi-permanent travelers, vagabond volunteers and others to contribute when they have something to say that helps us illustrate entrepreneurial conservation––why it is needed, how it is done, what goes wrong, what goes right…
These photos and biographies are snapshots into the period of time that these people were contributors. It is possible that some of them may have moved on since writing their bio, but the bio is a description of their lives while they were writing; some of our contributors have also written as guest authors under the La Paz Group name. You can click on the underlined name below these pictures to be taken to the respective author’s work, or click on the photo to see a brief bio of each contributor.