2001 Honorary Member
Environmental journalist and activist Diane Jukofsky is director of the Rainforest Alliance's Conservation Media Center, the environmental news hub of the Americas, based in San José, Costa Rica. Jukofsky researches, writes and edits a bimonthly, bilingual newsletter about tropical conservation issues in Latin America, arranges training workshops for U.S. and Latin American journalists and nongovernmental organizations and manages and edits a bilingual Web site called the Eco-Index, a searchable almanac of conservation initiatives in Mexico and Central America. She helped create the Conservation Media Center in 1990. Before that, Jukofsky was vice president of the Scientists' Institute for Public Information. She also served as press secretary to U.S. Rep. Sam Gejdenson, editor of the Minneapolis-St. Paul public television magazine, lobbyist and editor for the Minnesota Conservation Federation, public information officer for the National Wildlife Federation and a reporter for Prentice-Hall Publishing.