Nikki Savvides is an intrepid traveler passionate about animals, the environment and ethical tourism. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies. Her thesis studied the work of conservation, ecotourism and animal welfare projects at a number of sites across Asia.
Nikki is currently working on research about elephant welfare and conservation in Thailand, with a specific focus on the devastating effects that deforestation has had on a marginalized indigenous group with a 900-year ancestry working with elephants.
When she's not travelling, Nikki runs her editing business, The Word Wizard, from Sydney, Australia.