Howard Nelson

Nelson spent five years as CEO of the Asa Wright Nature Center in Trinidad and Tobago, where he was responsible for managing research and ecotourism on 1,300 acres of secondary tropical forest. Now he’s developing a regional master’s degree program in biodiversity conservation to help countries implement their national action plans in keeping with the Convention on Biodiversity. Four universities—the University of the West Indies, the University of Belize, the University of Guyana, and the Anton de Kom University of Suriname—will offer the degree.