Marta Skowron Volponi-
Marta’s passion for insects began at a very young age: she decided she would become an entomologist at the age of four. Marta is currently fulfilling her PhD project at University of Gdansk, Poland in collaboration with University of California, Berkeley, (U.S.A) and Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia). Focusing on day-flying clearwing moths which imitate bees and wasps, she studies many aspects of their mimicry: from morphology, through acoustics to flight behaviour. She has described three clearwing moth species new to science, from Malaysia and Thailand, and rediscovered one long lost, known only from a single specimen collected 130 years ago. Every year she travels deep into Southeast Asian rainforests to study the behaviour of clearwing moths and search for new species.
Touched by the growing devastation of their unique habitats within the primeval jungle, Marta feels it is of utmost importance to highlight to the public not only the beauty of nature but also the threats it faces so people around the world can contribute to biodiversity conservation. As Vice-chairman of ClearWing Foundation for Biodiversity she will provide her expertise to help achieve the Foundation’s mission.
Marta encountered pit viper
Marta on a Neram huge tree, Taman Negara National Park
Marta on Keniam river bank, Taman Negara National Park0
Paolo is an Italian filmmaker and photographer living in Poland, educated in sociology. From the really beginning of his career he is most interested in often complicated relationships between humans and nature. His photo reportages were published by many prestigious magazines in Italy, Poland and abroad (among others BBC Magazine, Airone, National Geographic Poland, Polityka). He also cooperated with Birdlife International in Madagascar, Bielorussia and Poland. He is the author of the album „The White-tailed Eagle” (1998) and photographs for „The Polish horses ” (2008). Since 2008 he has been making nature films, as a director, scriptwriter, cameraman, editor and several times as co-producer: “The Last European Wild Horses” – film étude about Polish horses living in the wild (awarded at the “32nd International Wildlife Film Festival, Montana, USA, 2009); „The Gods of the Mountains”, about the impact of climate change on Alpine ibex (Winner at the Scanno Film Festival 2012, Italy); „The Vistula River: from the Springs to the Mouth. Along the Old Salmon Route”, a three-episode tale about Poland’s largest river; “Biebrza – the European Amazon”, about wildlife in the valley of Poland’s wildest river, during four seasons of the year. Since 2014 Paolo has been involved in field research on the behaviour and distribution of tropical clearwing moths in Southeast Asian rainforests, along with Marta Skowron Volponi. As a result of these studies he is co-author of several scientific publications.
His deep passion for wildlife, long professional interest in nature photography and filmmaking and commitment to spreading awareness about biodiversity conservation led him to becoming chairman of the ClearWing Foundation for Biodiversity.
Paolo photographing clearwing moth
Paolo walking along Keniam river bank, Taman Negara National Park
Mr. EL Law is a successful serial entrepreneur who has grown companies from start up to millions in annual sales. Through his leadership and innovative market planning, he has created value for his shareholders and customers alike. Starting his career as a biochemist and a researcher, he is also well-versed in the field and is able to actively source for effective business model and scientific solutions culminating in many successful ventures creating a virtuous organizational synergy for Rrevongen Corporation. He is the founder and acts as the CEO of Revongen Corporation and ClearWing Foundation for Biodiversity.
Piotr Skowron Professor-
Prof. Piotr Skowron is a leading and awarded scientist in the field of molecular biotechnology and molecular biology. Since 1985 he has been employed at the University of Gdansk (Poland), where in 2007, as head of department, he has created the Dept. of Molecular Biotechnology, introducing the molecular biology area of research at the Chemistry Division and establishing a specialized research team. He received several research grants and published numerous scientific publications and patents. In 2014 he gained the professor title from the President of Poland.
As a founder of the ClearWing Foundation for Biodiversity he believes it is important to protect genetic resources which have evolved over hundreds of millions of years and whose loss leeds to irreversible impoverishment of biodiversity. He would like the Foundation to support committed people on the frontline in the fight for the natural environment.
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