Executive Director, WildAid
Peter Knights was formerly a program director working on illegal wildlife trade with Global Survival Network and a senior investigator for the Environmental Investigation Agency.
In 1996 while working across Asia, he created the Active Conservation Awareness Program, the first international program aimed at reducing demand for endangered species products. He received an Associate Laureate of the Rolex Award for Enterprise for this work. He was featured on CNN's Planet in Peril, where he discussed shark finning with Lisa Ling. Peter Knights and his WildAid team were key supporters of the California Shark fin ban and several other campaigns in the Pacific islands.