Donovan Webster

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"Donovan Webster is a journalist and correspondent who has reported for some of the most prominent news sources in the world including the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Wired, Men’s Journal, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair among others. Donovan’s articles and books on have focused on subjects as diverse as the Abu-Ghraib prisoner scandal in Iraq, Dinosaur fossils in America‚’s national parks, Chernobyl, the Empty Quarter, and the Burma Road. In addition to corresponding, Donovan has been a contributing editor to BestLife and National Geographic Traveler, where he won the 2006 Lowell Thomas Award for the year’s best foreign travel story. Donovan’s stories have been nominated for National Magazine and AAAS awards consistently; he is a current contributing editor to Men's Health and has published several books. Recently, Donovan traveled with conservationist Enrique Ortiz and photojournalist Ron Haviv to southeastern Peru to film the Amazon Aid Foundation’s documentary ‚”Amazon Gold” which examined tropical deforestation as a result of illegal gold mining. Donovan is currently working on a piece that documents and sheds light on the humanitarian and environmental issues associated with alluvial gold mining in the tropics." [1]


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  1. Amazon Aid Foundation Board, organizational web page, accessed October 7, 2013.