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Natalie Long

With a passion for creating positive change, Natalie's newfound focus is on how science can be reflected in governance and policy to enhance the restoration and protection of nature and wildlife.

Born on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia, Natalie grew up exploring the extraordinary Australian environment. Natalie's admiration for nature and wildlife evolved while she travelled across seven continents photographing and filming wildlife. During her travels, she spent time assisting wildlife rehabilitation projects with pandas, sloths, Asian elephants, African penguins, capuchin monkeys and a range of birds. Between her travels, she obtained her first degree in Environmental Law and Environmental science. Since then, Natalie has worked in communications roles with conservation organizations Orangutan Alliance and WWF-Australia with a focus on the restoration and protection of habitats and endangered species in Indonesia and Australia.

In 2021, Natalie moved to Tasmania, Australia where she completed a master's degree in Marine and Antarctic Science. During her masters, she researched the future of Adalie penguins under climate change and how the management approach in Antarctica impacts the penguins' future. Natalie continues to explore the world, finding opportunities to spread happiness and curiosity through special moments that connect people and nature.