Adam Oswell

(Wildlife 1 Conservancy; based in Chang Mai, Thailand)


Adam is an Australian conservationist and photographer specializing in wildlife trade and protection. He is the Director of Wildlife 1 Conservancy, an Asia-based organization that monitors and reports wildlife conservation issues and works with government and non-government organizations to implement and manage conservation initiatives through communications, training, and logistics.

Adam has previously worked with TRAFFIC SE Asia and has extensive experience working in Asia, including Myanmar and Mongolia. He is a contributing photographer to the newly-released book Photographers Against Wildlife Crime, a project of the world’s best conservation photographers to expose illegal wildlife trade. He also produced the book Black Market – Inside the Endangered Species Trade in Asia, the first publication of its kind to extensively document international wildlife trade and with an introduction by Jane Goodall.

Adam regularly shoots for WWF including contributing to the WWF-Canon Photo Database, documenting illegal wildlife trade and covering snow leopard capture and collaring programmes in the Altai mountains of western Mongolia. He has initiated and photographed numerous aerial projects including extensive coverage of the Mekong river system and Thailand’s World Heritage Western Forest Complex, and conducts photography and communications workshops.

He is deeply committed to conservation and protecting the planet’s last remaining wild places.