Explore to Conserve with Environmental Photographer Kyle Obermann [in Mandarin] (Event #46)
Get to know the people behind conservation efforts in China with environmental photographer and founder of the Explore to Conserve movement Kyle Oberman, as he teaches us about China’s expanding national parks system and its vast bio-diversity.
Kyle Obermann (欧阳凯) is a Mandarin and English-speaking environmental photographer based in Chengdu, China. His photography specializes in telling the human story behind conservation, highlighting the work and lives of forest rangers protecting nature reserves, national parks, and wild lands. He is the founder of Explore to Conserve, a movement dedicated to connecting China’s outdoor industry and environmental movement, and an environmental KOL working online with Chinese platforms such as Weibo, Bilibili, and Kuaishou, on TV (Informal Talks Season 6) and large companies like Alipay and The North Face. His photography and bilingual writing have been featured in Chinese and English language publications, including The BBC, National Geographic, Chinese National Geography, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, People’s Daily, The Explorers Journal, and more.
- Mei ZhangFounder and CEO of WildChina
Mei Zhang is the founder and CEO of WildChina. Under her leadership, WildChina flourished from a small Hutong operation into an award-winning business. Mei’s own expertise has led her to win a number of personal awards, including Travel and Leisure’s A-List of Top Travel Advisors, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist, and Wendy Perrin’s #WOW List of Travel Experts. Mei is an Aspen Institute China Fellow and currently serves as a member of Harvard Business School’s Alumni Board.