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Eric Dinerstein

Director, WildTech

Eric Dinerstein

Dr. Eric Dinerstein is Director of WildTech and the Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions Program at RESOLVE. He is leading a team of biologists to help add biodiversity information to Global Forest Watch. These include in the first phase of collaboration detecting changes in the habitats of tigers using GFW data, Alliance for Zero Extinction sites, Endemic Bird Areas, and degraded lands in the wet tropics most suitable for absorbing the expansion of commodities crops without cutting more intact rain forests.

For much of the past 25 years he was Chief Scientist at the World Wildlife Fund. Beginning in 1975, he conducted pioneering studies of tigers and their prey and led conservation programs for large mammals, such as greater-one horned rhinoceros and Asiatic elephants. Along with Dr. Eric Wikramanayake, Eric mapped tiger conservation landscapes, designed the Terai Arc Landscape in Nepal and India, and came up with the idea of a Global Tiger Summit, staged in November 2010, to double the wild tiger population. He helped create the conservation plans for many iconic places -- including the Galapagos, the Chihuahuan Desert, the Himalayas, the panda mountains of China, and the northern Great Plains of Montana. He has conservation experience in many countries and has published widely on large mammal conservation including books on rhinos and tigers.

Eric is an avid naturalist and part-time writer. He lives in Cabin John, MD with his wife Ute and retrievers Grace and Ursie.

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