Sarah Markes and Tim Davenport
Sarah Markes is an artist and designer working for the WCS East Africa, Madagascar, and Western Indian Ocean (EAMWIO) program. Her work is inspired by the wildlife and landscapes of East Africa and WCS’s work to conserve it. Her aim is to encourage others to appreciate and protect this amazing natural heritage. She believes in the words of David Attenborough, “People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.” Tim Davenport is an award-winning conservationist and currently the Director of Species Conservation & Science (Africa) with WCS. He has worked across the African continent and is involved in all aspects of conservation from research and monitoring, protected area management and community conservation to education and law enforcement and trade. He has described a dozen new species to science including the kipunji and Matilda's viper, and helped set up 12 new reserves and parks.