Russel Mittermeier

Russell Mittermeier, Ph.D.

Dr. Russell Mittermeier is a primatologist and herpetologist renowned for his work in the fields of biodiversity and tropical forest conservation. In addition to a number of other positions, he has served as President of Conservation International, Vice President of Science at the World Wildlife Fund, Vice President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN), and Chair of the World Bank Task Force on Biodiversity.

Russell has also served as President of the Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation and has taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. The author of over 15 books and 400 scientific papers, he was named a “Hero for the Planet” by Time.

Russell currently serves as Executive Vice-Chair of Conservation International, honorary member of the ICUN, and Chair of ICUN Primates Specialist Group. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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