Ambassador Angel: Natalie Kyriacou
Founder of ‘My Green World’
Natalie Kyriacou is the Founder and CEO of My Green World and the Creator of World of the Wild mobile game app.
Natalie holds a Bachelor degree in Communications from Griffith University and a Master of International Relations degree from the University of Melbourne.
In an effort to engage more people with wildlife and environmental issues, Natalie created My Green World in 2013. The foundation of the company is to develop innovative and educational platforms that will enhance the efforts of youth engagement in global wildlife and environmental conservation.
Natalie has worked with a range of nonprofits around the world with a particular focus on wildlife conservation, environmental protection, animal welfare and community development. In 2015, Natalie launched World of the Wild, the first youth-focused mobile game application with a positive impact on real-life conservation.
Natalie has made a significant impact on her profession, utilising both her degree in Communications and in International Relations to report on and campaign for global wildlife and environmental issues. Her work has been featured in various publications, including Australian Geographic, Huffington Post, Wildlife Photographic Magazine, The Guardian, and MongaBay. She is a Foundation for Young Australian’s ‘Social Pioneer’, was a 2016 Finalist for the Griffith University Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award, a Finalist for the Victorian Young Achiever Award, the 2016 winner of Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 Award, a YouthActionNet Global Laureate Fellow, an UNLEASH talent for the United Nations SDG’s and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Natalie is a sitting member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the Australian Director of Sri Lankan NGO, Dogstar Foundation and was previously a member of the University of Melbourne’s Animal Ethics Committee for the Department of Veterinary Sciences.
In 2015, Natalie was responsible for the global ban on elephant rides by Australia’s largest travel wholesaler, Tempo Holidays.
My Green World: https://www.mygreenworld.org/