Swetha Stotra Bhashyam is the Global South Focal Point of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN), a youth network of more than 1 million members, 550 member organizations and 40 regional and national chapters, and the official youth constituency to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Since joining GYBN in 2012, she has been working on policy issues under the CBD and has mobilized a vibrant movement for biodiversity within the youth community, leading the effort to coordinate the creation of GYBN’s many regional and national chapters. Swetha is a budding wildlife biologist from India and holds a master’s degree in wildlife biology and conservation. She has dedicated the past nine years of her life to working with several grassroots and international organizations in helping to conserve biodiversity. In the future, Swetha hopes to channel her energy into working on international projects that are meaningful and impactful on the ground.\
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