Peter Knights was formerly a program director and investigator working on illegal trade in endangered species for the Global Survival Network and a senior investigator for the Environmental Investigation Agency. He specialized in conducting on-site investigations globally and campaigning against the wild bird trade for pets and consumption of endangered species in traditional Chinese medicine. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics with a B. Sc. in Economics and Associate Laureate of the Rolex Award for Enterprise given for his work on the Asian Conservation Awareness Program. Peter currently serves as Executive Director of WildAid and is on the Board of Directors, while also directing the Shark Conservation Program and Galapagos Forever.