Trustees

The trustees of ACT, are mostly highly renowned in the conservation field. They are:
 
Peter
Bennett
Dr. John
Hemming
Bianca
Jagger
Professor
Sir Ghillean
Prance
Robert
Pasley-Tyler
 


Professor Sir Ghillean Prance

Professor Sir Ghillean Prance was born in Suffolk in 1937 and was educated at Malvern College and Keble College Oxford where he obtained a BA in Botany and a D.Phil. His career began at the New York Botanical Garden in 1963 as a research assistant and subsequently B A Krukoff Curator of Amazonian Botany, Director and Vice-President of Research and finally Senior Vice President for Science. His exploration of Amazonia included 16 expeditions in which he collected over 350 new species of plants. He was Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1988 to 1999. He was McBryde Professor at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii 2001-02 and is now a Senior McBryde fellow there. He is Scientific Director of the Eden Project in Cornwall and a Visiting Professor at Reading University. He is author of twenty books and has published over 520 scientific and general papers in taxonomy, ethnobotany, economic botany, conservation and ecology. He holds fifteen honorary doctorates and in 1993 received the International COSMOS Prize and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was knighted in July 1995 and received the Victoria Medal of Honour in 1999.

In 2000 he was made a Commander of the Order of the Southern Cross by the President of Brazil. His current research programmes are in the Yaboti Biosphere Reserve in Misiones, Argentina, on the flora of the Malay Peninsular and a monograph of Barringtonia (Lecythidaceae). He serves on the board of five environmental and garden charities and is Chairman of A Rocha International and the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Trust.

 

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