Scott Winton

By Scott Winton


Fall 2009


Since graduating from Brown University with an honors degree in geology-biology in 2007 I have worked a variety of environment-related jobs: as an eco-tour guide at a resort in northern Vermont where I led bike, kayak and bird-watching excursions; as a research assistant in a climate science lab at the University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences; as a Wilderness Defender Coordinator for The Wilderness Society in Sydney, Australia; and as a bird surveyor for a renowned wetlands ecologist at Duke University's Nicholas School for the Environment.  In the next couple months I will be applying to masters programs in environmental management at Duke, Yale, Edinburgh and Oxford for enrollment in the fall of 2010.  It has been a long time goal of mine to visit South America before I go back to school or get a 'serious' career-oriented job and this internship appears to be the perfect opportunity for me to do just that. 

I have always been a champion of the environment and plan to be for the rest of my life.  I am an avid bird watcher with a life list of more than 800 species and am working on a bird guide for the
Vermont resort where I worked.  He aprendido espanol por ocho anos de estudio y viajes a Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua y Panama.  On January 2010, Scott will travel to Ecuador to participate on a six month internship at La Hesperia Biological Reserve. He will assist the reserve's director with management of the reserve, coordinate the volunteer program, and participate in grant writing.



Welcome, Everyone


 Greetings! - Great Wilderness continues to work on biodiversity preservation in both Ecuador and Venezuela. We are succeeding in our mission to "Help People Help Nature."

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 Volunteer and Internship Program

Our goal is to support, strengthen and enhance our partners conservation program by sending individuals interested in working and supporting the protection of Ecuador and Venezuela native forest and ecosystems. (Read more)


The Parrotlet Project


Do Parrots Name Their Babies?

While studying Green-rumplet Parrolets in Venezuela, National Geographic Explorer and Great Wilderness Board member, Dr. Karl Berg, discovered an incredibly rare behavior.

The Parrolet Project (Video)

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Forest Fund

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Earth Day 2018 marks the celebration of a two-year partnership with Forest Fund. Forest Fund supports conservation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil with the help of Great Wilderness and donors worldwide. Together we are turning landowners into forest protectors by providing opportunity cost payments to the landowner to keep the forest standing in one of the most ecologically important and threatened areas of the world. Read more     



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