Forbes Praises Pioneering Greek-Australian Conservationist

Natalie Kyriacou

A young Greek-Australian is making her presence felt with her inclusion on an international list of social entrepreneurs making a positive difference.

Forbes’ recent ’30 Under 30 Asia 2018′ list includes Melbourne-born Natalie Kyriacou who is the founding director of My Green World, a company which describes itself as an “Australian-based wildlife and environmental education and conservation organisation”.

Set up in 2013, My Green World works with 18 international partners to “develop innovative and educational platforms and resources that enhance the efforts of global wildlife and environmental conservation and engage and inspire young global citizens to participate in unique charitable initiatives and educational programs”.

Among the organizations My Green World works with is Arcturos, a Greek conservation group which seeks to protect the country’s brown bear population.

Forbes also focused on Kyriacou’s initiative of creating a cellphone app which is bringing more and more young people into the world of conservation.

The magazine also said Kyriacou was among the “inspiring millennials … tackling big issues and finding innovative and sustainable solutions to make a positive change in the region”.

Kyriacou is a former member of the University of Melbourne’s Animal Ethics Committee and is also responsible for persuading one of Australia’s biggest travel operators, Tempo Holidays, to introduce a ban on tourists riding upon maltreated elephants.