Natasha Daly

Natasha Daly is a writer and editor at National Geographic magazine, where she covers animal welfare, conservation, and exploitation.

Her investigative feature story on animal suffering in the global wildlife tourism industry is the cover story of the June 2019 issue of National Geographic magazine. She reported the story for more than a year on four different continents.

In 2017, she spent several weeks in port cities in the Amazon investigating how wild animals are being poached from the jungle for use in the tourism. 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 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 two Washington, D.C.-based nonprofits. 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.