Okavango Wilderness Project, National Geographic & Conservation X Labs - Chief Technologist
Shah Selbe is an engineer, conservation technologist, and technology expert working to identify and implement innovative approaches to conservation. This work began at Stanford University in 2009 and he has since worked with a number of influential nonprofits and government organizations worldwide (Center for Ocean Solutions, Monterey Bay Aquarium, New England Aquarium, National Geographic Society, Waitt Institute, Pew Environment Group, and many more). This work, often called “FishNET” and now called Conservify, was honored as 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalist, 2011 Savannah Ocean Exchange Gulfstream Navigator Finalist, and 2011 Katerva Award Nominee. Most recently, this work resulted in National Geographic naming me as one of their 2013 Emerging Explorers. In 2015, Shah was named a Poptech Fellow.