Mattias Klum is a freelance photographer and filmmaker from Sweden. In an artistic way that is entirely his own, he has, since 1986, described and portrayed endangered species, natural environments, and ethnic minorities in peril around the globe. Since 1997, he has contributed a number of articles and cover images for National Geographic magazine. Klum was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2008. Klum has been appointed an Ambassador for IUCN and WWF and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at WWF Sweden. Klum is a Senior Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, a Fellow at the National Geographic Society and the Linnean Society of London. In 2013 Klum was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Natural Sciences by Stockholm University.