Dr. Andrew Whitworth a wildlife ecologist and conservation biologist who has over 12 years of experience leading non-profits & academic institutions to advance conservation science and protect tropical biodiversity. He leads a science-driven conservation agenda with an emphasis on measuring conservation impact. He completed his doctoral degree at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he investigated the conservation and biodiversity value of regenerating tropical forest systems. With more than 40 scientific publications, he is dedicated to building programs to reduce hunting pressure, to restore rainforest habitat and preserve plant and wildlife species, and to find human-friendly approaches to tackle climate change. He is a National Geographic Explorer and as Executive Director at Osa Conservation he launched the Ridge to Reef Initiative with the goal of restoring forest connectivity to allow wildlife populations to migrate and adapt to climate.