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Our pioneering history and connections built over the past four decades give International Expeditions access to a wealth of guest speakers. On our Master Leader Series departures, you’ll be inspired by the wonders of the world, all while learning alongside experts in wildlife and sustainability! These notable naturalists and pioneers of sustainability will join IE’s knowledgeable guides to add layers of insight into the environment that only IE’s master luminaries can provide.

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Jack Grove - Marine Biologist

Galapagos Darwin's Enchanted Isle - July 27, 2018

Jack Grove Zegrahm ExpeditionsA marine biologist and professional naturalist, Jack has spent much of the past two decades traveling on, and lecturing about the world's oceans. Co-founder of IE sister company Zegrahm Expeditions and research associate in the Section of Fishes at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Jack is a leading authority on the fishes and marine environments of the eastern tropical Pacific. For seven years he lived in the Galápagos, where he carried out extensive marine biological studies. In 1997, Stanford University Press published his comprehensive volume The Fishes of the Galápagos Islands, and he received his Ph.D. from Pacific Western University.

A true adventurer and Fellow of The Explorers Club, Jack has led numerous expeditions to the remote corners of the world, participating in polar expeditions as a marine naturalist, photographer, and expedition leader, as well as working with noted scientists and explorers such as Jean-Michel Cousteau. Jack is an avid scuba diver, certified dive master, and dedicated conservationist. In 2002 he was one of 57 scientists invited by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) to participate in a conference in Hanoi to discuss a strategy for the preservation of marine biodiversity. When not traveling, he manages his own photography business in the Florida Keys.

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Luis Davalos - The Nature Conservancy, Peru Indigenous Projects Specialist

2017 Amazon Voyage - October 27, 2017

Luis Davalos The Nature ConservancyLuis has a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and it’s studying to become a psychoanalyst at the Instituto de la Sociedad Peruana de Psicoanálisi; with postgraduate studies at the Latin American Social Sciences Institute and the National University of San Marcos.  Nowadays, serves as indigenous projects specialist for the Peruvian Program of The Nature Conservancy. He also serves as deputy manager of the Indigenous Landscape Consortium, of the Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon (ICAA), which main objective is to conserve critical biodiversity found on indigenous lands and in surrounding areas that are also vital to ensure ecosystem functioning and continuity, as well as the sustainability of indigenous livelihoods. Before he started working at The Nature Conservancy he worked on sustainable management of natural resources at Conservation

Nowadays, serves as indigenous projects specialist for the Peruvian Program of The Nature Conservancy. He also serves as deputy manager of the Indigenous Landscape Consortium, of the Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon (ICAA), which main objective is to conserve critical biodiversity found on indigenous lands and in surrounding areas that are also vital to ensure ecosystem functioning and continuity, as well as the sustainability of indigenous livelihoods. Before he started working at The Nature Conservancy he worked on sustainable management of natural resources at Conservation International, and management of socio-environmental impacts in infrastructure programs at the Ministry of Transportation. He has taught Development and Social Responsibility, Education in Diversity and Methodology of Investigation at the university level.