Yan was born in 1946, and has always had a passion for the animal world and the natural environment. He spent 3 years in the Masia Mara, Kenya studying a family of lions. He became a reporter focusing on environmental issues, and collaborating with Géo, National Geographic, Life, Paris Match, Figaro Magazine etc. He created the Goodplanet Foundation that aims to raise public awareness of environmental issues, implement carbon offset programmes and fight deforestation with local NGO's. Click on his name to read a biography of Yann Artus-Bertrand.