The Great Amazon River Cruise
About Our Experts
Meg Symington, WWF's Senior Director for the Amazon
Meg Symington has been with WWF for nearly 30 years and is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of WWF's priorities for the Amazon with a focus on the financial sustainability of protected areas systems. Meg's love of nature led her to pursue a career in conservation, which began with a field study of tropical ecology and primate behavior in the Amazon of Peru. While earning her PhD, she spent 27 months in "beautiful, untouched forest" of the Peruvian Amazon, which made her realize she wanted to stay focused on Latin America and "conserve the Amazon so it will be there for my grandchildren."
Kurt Holle, WWF-Peru's Country Director
WWF-Peru's Country Director, Kurt Holle graduated from the La Molina Agrarian University in Lima, Peru as a forestry engineer with specializations in sustainable tourism development and forestry management. For 25 years, he has focused on combining conservation and business, under a vision of sustainability and generating benefits for local population. In addition to being founder and former director of one of Peru's most influential ecotourism companies, Kurt has consulted with leading organizations such as the Moore Foundation, Swisscontact Worldwide, and Nature Services Peru. Together with the Ministry of Environment, he has successfully contributed to strategies to manage tourism in protected areas and generate incentives for conservation.