The Board

The board of the Wild Wonders Foundation believes in strong visual storytelling, that:

• draws attention to the conservation challenges we are facing
• supports hands-on nature conservation
• celebrates the joy of the wild and the many conservation success stories
• helps to ignite ideas about different or new ways of sustainable development, especially in local communities.

The board is comprised of four appointees in charge of the operations of the foundation. All of them professionals with a deep passion for the natural world, who use their expertise and backgrounds in the fields of conservation, photography, biology, media and communication to further a conservation agenda.

Members of the Board

Magnus Elander

Chairman of the Board

Magnus is a widely published, award winning professional photographer and author with special focus on wildlife, nature and science. He has participated in expeditions and cruises to the Arctic for forty years with three years in remote north-east Greenland. He has written and co-authored ten books about various subjects, including the Arctic, ecotourism and Scandinavia‘s large predators; three of which were awarded “WWF Panda Book of the Year”. Magnus is the co-founder of the educational visitor centre “The Big Five” in central Sweden and a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Staffan Widstrand

Board Member

Staffan is a widely published, frequently award winning professional photographer and author. He is co-founder of the “Wild Wonders of Europe” initiative, the “Rewilding Europe initiative, the educational visitor centre “The Big Five” in Sweden, founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and founding member of the Swedish Ecotourism Society. He is the author of 15 books, four of which were awarded WWF “Panda Book of the Year”. He received the “The Golden Streamer” award from the Dutch Postcode Lottery. Outdoor Photography Magazine states: “One of the World’s most influential nature photographers.”

Magnus Lundgren

Board member

Nature photographer and writer, highly specialized in the aquatic environment’s flora and fauna. For decades Magnus has acted as a leading communicator about the successes and failures in ocean conservation around the world. Business Director of Wild Wonders of Europe, member of The Swedish Nature Photographers Association, frequent lecturer and expedition leader to remote marine wilderness areas and the founder of “Exposure Expeditions”. Proud recipient of prizes in both the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and European Nature Photographer of the Year Awards.

Harriet Nimmo

Board member

A senior conservation management professional with 25 years’ experience in conservation and the wildlife media industry. Her expertise includes marketing & communications, fundraising and strategic partnership building – with an extensive network of African conservation, fundraising and media contacts. Harriet lives in South Africa since 2011. She founded the Wild Shots Wildlife Photography, and its Outreach programme, engaging young people from disadvantaged communities in wild places through photography. Previously CEO of the internationally renowned wildlife and environmental film festival Wildscreen. Founder of the WildPhotos nature photography symposium series and the award winning – a global digital databank of film and photos of endangered species. ”European Professional Woman of Achievement” in 2003, and one of the UK’s ”Top five most talented Cultural Leaders” in 2005.