Our Values

Kanahau is an academic network of creative minds, international volunteers and research-orientated professionals in different scientific fields, who stand united by an undying passion to promote through conservation action, the positive environmental and social change we have envisioned for this world.

Staff Members

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Andrea M. Martinez

Andrea M. Martinez

Co-Founder & Vice President

Andrea Martinez is the co-founder of Kanahau Wildlife Conservation and a lifelong pioneer for the research of marine and terrestrial wildlife in Honduras.

Daisy F. Maryon

Daisy F. Maryon

Iguana Research Specialist & Fiscal

Daisy Maryon is our project coordinator and resident expert in Utila Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri), working with us since 2016.

Tom W. Brown

Tom W. Brown

Research Coordinator & President

Tom has been a keystone member of our conservation research and management team since 2016, focused on developing and supervising research projects.

Steven M. Clayson

Steven M. Clayson

Co-Founder

Steve Clayson is the co-founder of Kanahau in 2012.

Ana Daniela Sansur

Ana Daniela Sansur

Executive Manager & Treasurer

Dani has been the enthusiastic face of our managerial team since 2019. She is a qualified MSc Environmental Engineer and PADI Dive Instructor.

Kanahau was founded on Utila Island, Honduras, by Steven M. Clayson and Andrea M. Martinez in 2012.
As of 2016, the project has been co-managed by a dedicated team of well-seasoned early-career conservation biologists. Collectively, our sole mission is to preserve the biodiversity of Utila Island, as well as to collaborate in a network of like-minded individuals and organisations that promote the conservation of Honduran and Mesoamerican biodiversity.

Curious to learn more about our team?
Read more to find a summary of their CV and expertise below, alongside contact information, so you can ask questions directly.