DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Saving Nature introduced at present the appointment of two new members to the Management Board and one new member to the Science Board.
Lucas Joppa, Microsoft’s first Chief Environmental Officer, and Alex Dehgan, CEO of Conservation X Labs, and Chief Strategic Officer of Thylacine Biosciences have agreed to function Directors on the Management Board to amplify the group’s affect in stopping the loss of biodiversity, preventing local weather change, and rescuing communities from environmental destruction.
Ecologist and creator Carl Safina, the first Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University, and founder of the not-for-profit Safina Center has joined the Science Board to make sure Saving Nature’s conservation portfolio focuses on science-driven priorities for habitat restoration.
“We are thrilled about having three of the leading voices in conservation join Saving Nature in our mission to use science and technology-driven conservation approaches to addressing the issue of deforestation and its consequences for biodiversity, climate change, and human health,” stated Stuart Pimm, Founder and President of Saving Nature. “Their insights and experience in conservation science and technology further enhances our unique approach to building capacity for local conservation organizations for practical, effective, and lasting solutions to deforestation.”
About Alex Dehgan
Alex Dehgan is the CEO of Conservation X Labs, and Chief Strategic Officer of Thylacine Biosciences. He can be Professor of the Practice of Sustainability and Global Futures Fellow at Arizona State University. Alex beforehand served as the Chief Scientist of USAID, with rank of Assistant Administrator, and created the Agency’s “DARPA for Development”, and designed and launched the US Government’s Grand Challenge for Development program. Dr. Dehgan additionally labored in a number of positions in the Office of the Secretary at the State Department, together with in Iran, Afghanistan, Syria-Lebanon, and the broader Islamic world, centered on advancing science for diplomacy, planetary well being, and nationwide safety. Dr. Dehgan served as the Special Adviser for Nonproliferation as half of the Coalition Provisional Authority, the place he established and ran the redirection program for former nuclear, chemical, and bioweapon scientists.
Alex was additionally the founding nation director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Afghanistan Program and helped create Afghanistan’s first nationwide park. Alex is the creator of the ebook, The Snow Leopard Project, which describes the effort, which received the Gold 2020 Nautilus Book Prize.
Dr. Dehgan holds a Ph.D in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chicago, a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a B.S. with Distinction from Duke University. Alex has received a number of awards from the Departments of State and Defense, was chosen by AAAS Science Policy Fellowship as one of 40@40 honorees, was named an Icon of Science by Seed Magazine, acquired the World Technology Award, and in 2020, was given the University of Chicago’s Medical and Biological Alumni Association’s highest honor.
About Lucas Joppa
Dr. Lucas Joppa is Microsoft’s first Chief Environmental Officer, main the growth and execution of the firm’s sustainability technique throughout its worldwide enterprise. In this function, he drives Microsoft’s core dedication to sustainability by means of ongoing know-how innovation, program growth, coverage development, and international operational excellence. With a mixed background in each environmental science and information science, Dr. Joppa is dedicated to utilizing the energy of know-how to advance a rising motion to deal with the world’s sustainability wants. Dr. Joppa leads Microsoft’s formidable plans to change into a carbon-negative, water-positive, zero-waste firm and to construct a brand new planetary computing platform that can rework the method we monitor, mannequin, and handle Earth’s pure methods.
Recognized by Fortune journal in its “40 Under 40” record, Dr. Joppa is a uniquely accredited voice for sustainability in the tech trade. With a Ph.D. in Ecology from Duke University and in depth publications in main tutorial journals akin to Science and Nature, Dr. Joppa brings collectively subject material experience in each surroundings and know-how. He is acknowledged as one of the world’s most extremely cited researchers, is an Associate Editor in Chief for the Ecological Society of America’s EcoSphere journal, an honorary Fellow at the UN Environment Program World Conservation Monitoring Center and serves on the boards of organizations devoted to environmental sustainability round the world. In 2021, he was appointed to the Advisory Council and Board for the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize, awarded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to encourage technological improvements that advance its mission. The Future Tech Awards named Dr. Joppa to its 2021 Future 50 record of individuals driving innovation in client know-how.
Previously, Dr. Joppa was Microsoft’s first Chief Environmental Scientist. As half of his work, he based Microsoft’s AI for Earth program—a $50 million cross-company effort devoted to delivering technology-enabled options to international environmental challenges. Dr. Joppa stays an lively scientist, talking regularly on points associated to synthetic intelligence, environmental science, and sustainability. Along together with his Ph.D., Dr. Joppa holds a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin and is a former Peace Corps volunteer to Malawi.
About Carl Safina
Ecologist and creator Carl Safina’s earned a PhD in ecology from Rutgers University for his research of seabird foraging. He is the first Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University, and founder of the not-for-profit Safina Center. His writing explores what’s at stake as people proceed to change the residing world, and what these alterations imply for wild locations and for residing beings. His work combines broad scientific understanding, emotional connection, and an ethical name to motion.
His writing has received the MacArthur “genius” prize; Pew, Guggenheim, and National Science Foundation Fellowships; the National Academies’ Communication of Science Award for greatest ebook of 2003, a Lannan Foundation ebook award, Orion Magazine’s Book of the Year, the Merck Literary Award; and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. Safina was host of the 10-part PBS collection, Saving the Ocean on PBS.org. Two of his books have been New York Times Notable Books of the Year, together with his 2020 ebook Becoming Wild; How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace. More at CarlSafina.org and SafinaCenter.org.
About Saving Nature
Dr Stuart Pimm based Saving Nature in 2019 to reverse the threats to biodiversity, local weather resiliency, and native communities attributable to the loss of the world’s nice forests. Saving Nature builds on the distinctive success with SavingSpecies, a company Pimm based in 2007 to stop extinctions.
Saving Nature focuses on the most biodiverse locations on Earth the place species face imminent threats of extinction. We intervene to reconnect fragmented and remoted ecosystems to get rid of obstacles and bottlenecks for biodiversity, revitalize ecosystem providers, buﬀer human and wildlife populations, and soak up carbon from the environment.
Importantly, Saving Nature companions with well-established native conservation teams to accumulate and restore degraded land with native timber to create strategic wildlife corridors. Our native companions personal the land, handle the protected areas, interact the native communities, work with authorities organizations, and take part in scientiﬁc analysis. Saving Nature supplies sources to construct native capability for conservation and develop future leaders with sensible insights into restoring habitat, saving species from extinction, recolonizing species, and defending ecosystem providers for native communities.
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