Flip Stander
Flip founded the Desert Lion Conservation Project in 1998, tracking lions in the Namib desert.  He worked for the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism for 23 years, studying the ecology of large carnivores. His thesis on evolution of sociality in felids earned him a Ph.D. at University of Cambridge. He was awarded the  "T H Huxley Prize" by the London Zoological Society.