Ivan Mikolji is a world-renowned river explorer who tirelessly documents the diversity and wonder of the world we live in. He is an Associate Investigator of the La Salle Institute, promoting the importance of preserving freshwater biodiversity around the globe. His work inspires a deep love and respect for the conservation of nature, stating “You cannot preserve something that you don’t know exists.”
He recently had the honor of having a newly described species of cichlid named after him, Astronotus mikoljii.
His most recent book, Fishes of theOrinoco in the Wild, has won three Indie Book Awards. PFK magazine described it as #2 in their list of “Best Fish Books EVER!”
He is currently working on his next book, Flora of the Orinoco.