Mark J. Plotkin

Ethnobotanist, writer and Amazon explorer. President of the Amazon Conservation Team.

Mark Plotkin is a renowned ethnobotanist who has spent almost three decades studying traditional plant use with traditional healers of tropical America. Plotkin has led the rainforest conservation organization Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) and guided its vision since 1996, when he co-founded ACT with his fellow conservationist, Liliana Madrigal.