Over his career, Anthony has participated in dozens of field research and conservation projects on a variety of taxa and ecological communities. His travels and work have taken him to the wilds of Thailand, French Guiana, Australia, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Mexico, and Borneo among many others, and he has published and co-published dozens of scientific papers and popular articles on threatened and endangered species, particularly mammalian carnivores and tropical forest vertebrates. Anthony regularly conducts scientific peer-reviews for no fewer than 10 scientific journals, serves on the Board of Directors for the Latin American (LACA) section of the Society for Conservation Biology and the American Society of Mammalogist’s Conservation Committee, and is the new President of the Wild Felid Research and Management Association. He is a member of the Explorer’s Club, the Sigma Xi Scientific Society, and the IUCN’s Cat Specialist Group, Small Carnivore Specialist Group, and Peccary Specialist Group.
Today Anthony is one of the principle drivers behind new projects ideas for S.P.E.C.I.E.S., and is often involved in everything from the management and design of activities and projects, the recruitment of new collaborators, the training of new personnel, fundraising and sponsorship, and of course, the science that is the organization’s bedrock. In fact, Anthony’s long and successful career as a both a scientist and conservation professional make him a rare executive director among today’s wildlife conservation organizations. His position reflects the broad commitment S.P.E.C.I.E.S. has to integrating science and a diverse knowledge of global conservation priorities, into the leadership of our organization, and a framework for effective top-down decision-making. Finally, Anthony’s energy and ideas are essential to overcome the challenges in growing our organization’s reach and conservation impact. The diverse background and experience he will draw upon will keep our program flexible and broadly integrative as he guides our mission into the future.