Sharon Guynup   

Author. Journalist. Editor. Photographer. Producer. Speaker National Geographic Explorer | Global Fellow, Wilson Center   

Sharon is  an award-winning journalist and editor who covers endangered species, ecosystems, climate change, energy, environmental health issues, pollution, national security and other issues. She's written for National Geographic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scientific American, The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Mongabay and other outlets. She speaks on public panels and is a global fellow with the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security 

Program and China Environment Forum.

Sharon's investigation for National Geographic into wildlife trafficking from the Tiger Temple in Thailand prompted officials to shut it down and seize the monastery’s 147 tigers.

Her stories have earned awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, New York City's Deadline Club and an Arlene Award for “an article that makes a difference” from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Sharon produces multimedia pieces and has worked on TV and film projects, most recently, National Geographic Channel's 2020-21 TRAFFICKED series. She has edited special issues and articles for outlets including The Conversation and Scientific American and launched the"State of the Wild" book series for the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Praise for Tigers Forever: 


More than compelling, Tigers Forever is a monumental achievement in prose and images. The book is so rivetingnothing short of a hymn about the most endangered   of all the big catsthat no reader could conceive of a world without them."    


"With eloquent text and photographs of

unsurpassed beauty, Tigers Forever opens the eyes    of the world to what is happening to the tiger, one

of its greatest natural treasures."    



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The True Costs of Wildlife Trafficking                    

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs