Adjany Costa

Biologist, Conservationist

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Adjany Costa knows the wildlife of southern Africa well. She is a conservationist, ichthyologist, and assistant director for National Geographic’s Okavango Wilderness Project—an initiative to survey and record the extraordinary biodiversity of the Okavango Delta. Adjany grew up traveling to southern Africa's parks, and has participated in six different expeditions in the Okavango River Basin, studying the system’s freshwater fish. She hopes that her work will support the creation of a marine protected area along the southwest coast of Angola, adjoining the Skeleton Coast in Namibia.