Sharon Guynup has traveled the globe to photograph and report on many of the world’s most endangered species. She joins us to discuss the dark world of wildlife trafficking and international efforts to stop the practice before it’s too late for a wide range of animals on several continents. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.


Sharon Guynup, is currently a Public Policy Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program. She is also a journalist, author, photographer, and video producer who covers environmental issues for The New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, Smithsonian and other national and international publications. Previously, she  taught in New York University’s graduate Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She is co-author of “Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat” and launched “The State of the Wild” book series for the Wildlife Conservation Society.

John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.