Emmanuelle Grundmann

Honorary Chair

A primatologist, Emmanuelle has worked on the protection of orangutans in Asia, and has a particular interest in evaluating the role of rehabilitation and reintroduction in primate conservation. Over the course of her field research, she has gained an interested in human-wildlife relationships, in the illegal trade of wild species and more generally, in the exploitation of fauna and flora by man.

Nature writer, conference speaker and freelance scientific journalist, Emmanuelle writes for several magazines such as "Espèces " and Web editorial projects such as ZoombyDisneyNature and a number of publications including Quand la nature prend forme (Ed. Actes sud jeunesse), Sirocco, mission kakapo (Ed. Helium), les secrets des grands singes (Ed. Akela), L'homme est un singe comme les autres and Grands singes.

She has also written the books Etre Singe, The Great Apes, available in English, in collaboration with the photographer Cyril Ruoso, and several essays about deforestation and the erosion of biodiversity, published by Calmann-Levy: Un fléau si rentable, vérités en mensonges sur l’huile de palme, Ces forêts qu'on assassine »and Demain seuls au monde » for which she received the 2010 Prix Chapitre Nature.

Travel essentials:
My notebook and binoculars

Those of Wes Anderson and Charlie Chaplin

Sonata in A minor D. 821, for Arpeggione and Piano by Schubert, and Lhasa

Les voix du Pamano by Jaume Cabré and The men of the last frontier by Grey Owl, Archibald Belaney

“The distant mountains -
reflection in the eyes
of a dragonfly” Yosa Buson