Amirtharaj Christy Williams is a wildlife biologist who started his academic career working for a Ph.D. on elephants in the Rajaji-Corbett landscape in Uttarakhand. Since then he has been working for over two decades to save Asian elephants across several range countries from India in the west to Malaysian Borneo in the east. His work has ranged from raising money to put boots on the ground to protect elephants to lobbying political leadership for policy changes that are elephant friendly. He is currently based in Saudi Arabia’s NEOM region where he is involved in setting up a 2 million ha protected area. He has been a passionate advocate for wildlife conservation in general and is also an award-winning photographer. He is married to a wildlife biologist and they have two sons.