Stony Brook 40 Under Forty Recognition Program

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Civil Service & Activism

Fanny Cornejo’15
MA, AnthropologyCountry Director, Rainforest Partnership
Portrait of Fanny Cornejo
  • 15 years ago, founded the Peruvian NGO Yunkawasi to promote nature conservation and wellbeing of Amazonian communities.
  • Research focused on the diversity, hunting sustainability and ecological studies of primates and big mammals
  • Worked with the Peruvian government to bring attention to the critically endangered yellow-tailed woolly monkey
  • Had her photograph of the of the endangered yellow-tailed woolly monkey used in the design of a Peruvian coin to raise awareness about the threat of extinction of indigenous animals

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