Mar 29, 2012
The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) has launched a new podcast series profiling the winners of its 2011 Excellence in New Communications Awards. The podcasts are being produced by Steve Lubetkin of Lubetkin Global Communications LLC, a Senior Fellow of SNCR and a member of the SNCR Advisory Board. The podcast series will be published weekly on Thursdays for the next several months.
The first program in the series profiles the winning entry from the World Wildlife Fund, which created Moabi, an interactive clearinghouse for information on rain forest deforestation activities.
Describing the project in the podcast interview is Leo Bottrill (left), Project Lead for Moabi and Senior Program Officer in the WWF-US Policy Unit. Originally hailing from the UK, Leo has led efforts to map, model, and communicate the impacts of large infrastructure in the Greater Mekong, Congo Basin, East Africa, and Peru. Previously, he spent several years in Indonesia and Vietnam developing conservation programs and environmental education projects, and tackling the illegal primate trade. Leo holds an MA in Geography from the University of St. Andrews and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.