Natasha Daly

Natasha Daly is a writer and editor at National Geographic magazine, where she covers animal welfare and exploitation. She's written about how Easter triggers domestic rabbit abandonments, zoos in wartime, the plight of Spanish hunting dogs, and a series of stories on the USDA's purge of public animal abuse records.

She spent several weeks in port cities in the Amazon in 2017 investigating how wild animals are being captured from the jungle for use in the tourism industry.

She was awarded Reporter of the Year in 2017 by the Humane Society of the United States for her animal welfare coverage, and is a recipient of a 2017 Society for Environmental Journalism storytelling grant.

Previously, she worked as an editor for the Inter-American Development Bank and for a Japanese transportation policy nonprofit. She also spent several years teaching and writing in South Korea. She's from Toronto, Canada, and holds a bachelor's degree in history from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Daly lives in Washington, D.C.