The core team members that work on most expeditions to support the biodiversity and survey teams, film crews, and the participation of government officials are listed below.
Steve Boyes: Founder and scientific director of the Wild Bird Trust. Fellow at the National Geographic Society. Steve is the NGOWP project director and leader.
John Hilton: Commercial director of the Wild Bird Trust. John oversees the finances and logistics of the NGOWP and networks among the partners and patrons in the three countries.
Paul Skelton: Science director for NGOWP and head of ichthyology.
Jer Thorp: Software artist, writer, founder of the Office for Creative Research, and a National Geographic Society Fellow.
Koketso Mookodi: Botswana Country Director, overseeing the administration and logistics from the Maun office and assisting with project activities and liaison within Botswana.
Water Setlabosha, Gobonamang “GB” Kgeto, Thopho “Tom” Retiyo, Kgalalelo “KG” Mpetsang: All local Ba’yei polers from Botswana whose guidance and skills are invaluable for all water-based expeditions.
Dr Rainer von Brandis: Research Director Rainer co ordinates all the research and monitoring as well as joining in on expeditions and compiling reports and proposals.
Frowin Becker:Logistics and research. Frowin undertakes fieldwork and inputs data as well as assists with logistics in the field.
Kerllen Costa: Kerllen undertakes research and community lisiaon in the field and assists with the Angolan office.
Neil Gelinas: Senior producer, cameraman, and editor for National Geographic Studios.
Goetz Neef: Research and collections manager for the project, with scientific expertise in entomology and ichthyology.
Kai Collins: Director at the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project