PAMELA ANNE ISDELL was born in Scotland and was educated in Zambia from the age of eight. In the 26 years she lived in Africa, she developed a passionate commitment to habitat preservation and species survival, and an abiding connection to its people. She has also lived in South Africa, Australia, the Philippines, and Germany, and traveled extensively (126 countries) with her husband Neville as part of supporting his career. But she has always returned to east, central, and southern Africa for annual safaris, becoming more and more involved in issues surrounding habitat sustainability. As a trustee of the Isdell Family Foundation, and in her work with her husband, she has supported a broad portfolio of nonprofit organizations, especially The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Peace Parks South Africa, and BirdLife International. An avid birder, Isdell has been appointed to the newly established BirdLife International Advisory Group and is an ambassador for the African penguin through BirdLife South Africa. A resident of Georgia since 1989, she has served as both a board and executive committee member of the Georgia chapter of TNC, for which she co-chaired a successful $25 million capital campaign. She is also a member of TNC’s Africa Council and the committee for their Africa capital campaign. In addition, Isdell has recently successfully completed, as co-chair, with her daughter Cara, a $20 million capital campaign launched by Fernbank Museum of Natural History to preserve the largest old growth forest in a major metropolitan area in the US, Fernbank Forest.