Mike Fay

Specialties: Biologist, Naturalist, Conservationist

Naturalist, conservationist, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay walked more than 2,000 miles through intact forest in Congo and Gabon surveying trees, wildlife, and human activity during his Africa Megatransect. That historic walk resulted in the protection of more than 11 percent of Gabon’s land and the creation of 13 national parks in the country. Mike followed this up with his eight-month Africa Megaflyover—an aerial survey that produced more than 100,000 images now visible on Google Earth—and a year-long, 1,800-mile hike along the range of the California redwood. Currently Mike is creating a marine park system in Gabon and fighting illegal fishing.

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