Russell A. Mittermeier is president of Conservation International. Cyril E. Kormos is vice-president of policy at the WILD Foundation. Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier is a marine biologist and professional photographer. Patricio Robles Gil is founder and president of Agrupación Sierra Madre and Unidos para la Conservación. Trevor Sandwith is a biologist and conservation strategist at the South African National Biodiversity Institute. Charles Besançon is a conservation planning consultant.