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University of Delaware, ACEER Foundation, Dorobo Fund for Tanzania

Jon Cox


ACEER Member since:  2013

Professional Affiliation: University of Delaware, ACEER Foundation, Dorobo Fund for Tanzania

"I believe conservation begins with an understanding that we are all part of the natural world and our actions directly impact the health of our sky, land and water. We must educate our global society to make responsible choices that respect and restore our planet to ensure the survival of all species."


Jon Cox is president of the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER Foundation) and an assistant professor in the Department of Art & Design at the University of Delaware. He serves as a Board Member of the Dorobo Fund for Tanzania, is a 2013 National Geographic Explorer and Full Fellow of the Explorers Club. Cox has directed over twenty photographic study abroad programs across the globe including destinations to Antarctica, South East Asia, Tanzania, Australia, Tasmania, Argentina and Peru. He was a pioneer in the field of digital photography, served as the adventure photographer/writer for Digital Camera Magazine and authored two Amphoto digital photography books. Cox is a co-recipient of a National Geographic Society Grant to support a collaborative cultural mapping initiative with the Ese’Eja Indigenous community living in the Amazonia basin of Peru. He co-authored a book titled, Ancestral Lands of the Ese’Eja: The True People and co-created a traveling exhibition to accompany this project titled, The Ese’Eja People of the Amazon: Connected by a Thread that is currently on tour across the US. Cox also co-authored Hadzabe, By the Light of a Million Fires with an accompanying traveling exhibition titled Hadzabe: Roots of Equality. Cox is currently working with the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware on a collaborative cultural mapping and land restoration project supported by the Delaware Humanities, University of Delaware and the National Geographic Society.

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