About

‘A true love and appreciation of wild places and the people who live within them is rooted deep in Joanna, and is reflected through out her writing.’ – Jean du Plessis, Safari guide and Founder, Wayo Africa

‘You are an excellent writer.’ – Richard Gere

We are One is a beautiful, thought-provoking anthology.’ – Zac Goldsmith

Joanna is a writer, editor and communications consultant. She helps companies and individuals craft and tell engaging stories about the beauty of and threats to the natural world.

Joanna is collaborative in her approach and has partnered with leading photographers, charities, publishers and businesses to produce thoughtful and timely features, content, books, short films, speeches and visual communications projects.  Joanna has written on different environmental and conservation subjects but long-standing interests include man’s relationship with nature, wild places and indigenous cultures. Click here for further details.

Her features been published in: National Geographic, The Times, BBC Wildlife, Observer, Guardian, Condé Nast, Daily Mail, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Paris Match, El Mundo, Atlantic and many others. Her features have reached thousands of people on social media, and driven traffic to websites. Click here for Joanna’s portfolio of commissions.

Clients and partners have included Zac Goldsmith,  Soil Association, PRIDE Lion Alliance, Survival International, Forster PR, Wayo Africa, Carbon Neutral Company, Borana Conservancy, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Natural High Safaris,Hill and Knowlton Sustainability, Prince of Wales Foundation.

Joanna has created and edited forward-thinking, collaborative photographic anthologies designed to emotionally engage readers with the natural world, including ‘We are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples’ (for Survival International, published by Quadrille, 2009), and ‘Portrait of England’ (for the Campaign to Protect Rural England, published by Think Publishing, 2006). Click here for book details.

In 2010, actor Sir Mark Rylance directed a one-off theatre performance based on Joanna’s book, ‘We are One’, at the Apollo Theatre, London with actors including Gillian Anderson, Emilia Fox, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi and Michael Gambon.

Joanna has given talks on the power of photography in nature storytelling at the Hay Festival, Royal Geographical Society’s ‘Explore’ conference, Falmouth University and the Bristol Natural History Consortium’s ‘Communicate’ conference.

She was invited to join National Geographic Voices as a regular contributor in 2011. Click here for the blog.

Joanna’s commissions and features have included:
 
* Tracking chimpanzees in the Mahale rainforest, Tanzania (The Times)
* The world’s last Uncontacted Tribes (National Geographic)
* The world’s most threatened tribe (Independent)
* Living with Lions (BBC Wildlife Magazine)
* The return of wild horses to the Mongolia (Geographical)
* A journey through Galicia’s wild west (Observer)
* Dolphin tracking in the Alboran Sea (The Times)
* The Hadza hunter-gatherer tribe of the Great Rift Valley (Life Force Magazine)
* The nomadic Nenets of Siberia (Atlantic)
* Karapiru (Independent on Sunday)
* Born Free: the legacy (BBC Wildlife magazine)
* Tribal Heroines (Guardian)
* Cultural concepts of wilderness (Huffington Post)
* Trekking in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains (Daily Beast)
* Gardens of Cornwall (Guardian)
* On patrol with anti-rhino poaching rangers in Kenya (Daily Beast)
* Wildebeest migration in Tanzania (Journeys Magazine)
* Walking with Innu Indians across Canadian sub-arctic (Sidetracked Magazine)
* Why tribal languages matter (Guernica magazine)
* ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ and the effect on children (Huffington Post)
* Patrick Leigh-Fermor and the remote Mani peninsula (Daily Beast)
* Trekking in the northern Serengeti (Daily Beast)
* Michael and Clare Morpurgo’s ‘Farms for City Children’ (Huffington Post)
* Travelling in the footsteps of David Livingstone in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana (Daily Mail)
* Sleeping in a Santorini Cave (Daily Beast)
* The writings of Bartolome de las Casas (Guernica)
* Samburu warriors and the conservation of the world’s rare Grevys Zebra (National Geographic ‘Voices’).