A historian by training, Lukas Straumann is the executive director of the Bruno Manser Fund, a human rights and environmental organization that champions the rights of the indigenous peoples of Borneo.
Before joining the Bruno Manser Fund, Lukas was a research fellow with the Independent Commission of Experts Switzerland – Second World War, which was tasked to probe Switzerland’s wartime past. He is the co-author of a widely-reviewed study on Swiss Chemical Enterprises in the “Third Reich”.
Lukas was born near Basel, Switzerland, in 1969. He holds a phD in history from Zurich University and worked as a freelance journalist for various Swiss media. His first book, Nützliche Schädlinge, covered the history of applied entomology and the discovery of DDT.
His latest book, Money Logging (German: Raubzug auf den Regenwald), highlights the role of corruption as a key driver of tropical deforestation.
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