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Ginette Hemley

Senior Vice President, Wildlife Conservation

Ginette Hemley
Media inquiries: communications@wwfus.org

Ginette oversees WWF’s programs on conservation science, sustainable conservation financing, climate change, conservation leadership, conservation campaigns, and program operations. In this role, she tracks execution of WWF’s local-to-global strategy to conserve ecologically important places and leads conservation advocacy campaigns to advance WWF’s global agenda and strengthen international policies to protect endangered and threatened species. She also chairs the WWF Network’s global Conservation Committee, which sets strategy and policy for WWF’s international conservation program.

Previously, as WWF’s Managing Vice President for Conservation, Ginette was responsible for the day-to-day operations of WWF’s conservation program. An authority on endangered species, she developed and launched global recovery strategies for critically endangered species while serving as Vice President for Species Conservation. She also directed WWF’s International Wildlife Policy Program and Wildlife Trade Program, TRAFFIC. A biologist with over 25 years of international conservation experience, Ginette received a BS in biology from the College of William & Mary, studied history and philosophy at Oxford University, and is an ELIAS Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also serves on the board of the GRACE Project (Global Response to African Children’s Education).