Wilburforce Conservation Leadership Awards recognize outstanding leaders in the conservation movement. We honor the years of hard work and continued dedication of these individuals in helping protect wildlife and wildlands in western North America.
Emma earned a journalism degree from Mount Royal University in Calgary and worked as a reporter and editor in Canada and the U.K. Emma honed her communications and organizing skills at Pembina and Dogwood Initiative Society, then became the Deputy Editor of DeSmog Canada. Within a year, she became the Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief, leading DeSmog as its reporting has sparked coverage of critical conservation issues by the New York Times, the Globe and Mail and CBC News. Emma has created a space, style, and following for strong environmental journalism at a time of waning attention by traditional media and we’re honored to recognize her with a Conservation Leadership Award.
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