Yannick Ndoinyo, Tanzania

Executive Director at Traditional Ecosystems Survival Tanzania

Yannick Ndoinyo is a conservationist and community development specialist with over 20 years of experience working in Tanzania. He is the founder and executive director of Traditional Ecosystems Survival Tanzania (TEST), an organization that focuses on promoting the rights and livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples in Tanzania.

Yannick has published several works, including a chapter on human rights violations in the name of conservation in the book Environmental Defenders, and an assessment of human-elephant conflict in the Western Serengeti. He is an honorary member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and serves as the deputy chair for the Human Wellbeing and Sustainable Livelihoods (HWSL) theme of the IUCN Commission on Economic, Environmental, and Social Policy (CEESP).