Paul George William Salaman (born 27 January 1971) is an ornithologist and conservationist based the Rainforest Trust, overseeing biodiversity conservation across Latin America.
In 1971, Salaman was born in Australia, where he started birding at the age of six, before moving to the UK. In 1979, Paul met David Attenborough and became enthused by conservation and natural history. From age 14 Salaman managed a local nature reserve in London and as an undergraduate in 1991, commenced a series of biodiversity expeditions across Colombia, which culminated in a series of conservation assessments and actions. In 1991, he discovered a distinctive new species of bird (vireo) to science and sold the scientific name for $75,000 as an innovative species sponsoring initiative for seeking conservation funds. In 1992, Salaman established a nature reserve in southwest Colombia and commenced Project Ognorhynchus to locate and protect the critically endangered yellow-eared parrot with Fu