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Andrew Wetzler
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Last month's announcement that China was banning carved ivory imports was immediately derided by many conservations groups as meaningless window dressing.  Here's why they are wrong.
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Every once and a while, House Republicans really make me scratch my head. I’m used to the endless anti-environmental “riders” attached to bills that fund the federal government, just one part of a systematic assault on environmental protection that has...
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NRDC's Sylvia Fallon takes apart developer's most recent attempt to use questionable genetic studies to take protections away from this little guy (who, by the way, sounds like a kitten mewing when he chirps).
The coastal California gnatcatcher - a small bird that dines on insects and mews like a kitten - lives in the distinctive coastal sage scrub habitat of southern California. This habitat, much like the bird, is highly endangered in...
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Another study showing the incredible importance of "trophic cascade" effects -- often prompted by large carnivores -- on ecosystems. This time, it's the resurgance of plant diversity brought on by the recovery of Andean mountain lions: http://bit.ly/1wT9rDT
The return of pumas to a national park in Argentina is starting to revive the world around them.
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My reflections on a wonderful new installation by Chicago-based artist (and NRDC artist-in-resident) Jenny Kenlder
Last night I had the opportunity to experience a new installation by NRDC artist-in-residence, Jenny Kendler, at the opening of EXPO Chicago. The piece, “Tell it to the Birds,” asks participants to enter a beautiful small dome, where they sit...
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Last week, Norway submitted a proposal to give polar bears greater protection through the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (known as “CMS”). If the members to the convention accept Norway’s proposal at their 11th...
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Today is Endangered Species Day. Going through the routines of our life, swaddled by technology, it's easy to think of the world as a familiar and well-known place. But it's not.  We share this planet with a dazzling array of...
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Wildlife Services is a little-known federal agency much in need of reform that sadly spends much of its time killing native wildlife across the United States -- but now an unusual budget request from the Obama Administration may give it a new mission.  One that even  conservationists could get behind.  But only "if" the agency gets its act together first.
Sequester.  Budget deficit.  National debt.  With words like these swirling around Washington, DC -- and the political pressure they have generated to find ways to cut federal spending (we’ll leave aside whether that’s wise fiscal policy for now) -- I...
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  • University of Virginia School of Law
    Law, 1991 - 1994
  • Brown University
    Religious Studies, 1986 - 1990
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  • Natural Resources Defense Council
    Director, Land & Wildlife Program, 1998 - present
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore
    Associate, 1995 - 1998
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