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Will Gartshore

Senior Policy Officer, U.S. Government Relations

Will Gartshore
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Will Gartshore works in WWF's U.S. Government Relations as a senior policy officer. He leads WWF’s government advocacy on wildlife conservation issues, including wildlife trafficking and international endangered species, as well as on U.S. domestic climate change policy. Will also leads WWF’s advocacy for US government support and funding for species conservation and efforts to combat wildlife trafficking and supports WWF’s programs in Africa.
Prior to joining WWF, Will worked as a writer for the Energy Future Coalition, a communications consultant for Independent Action PAC and managing editor of the Greener Business Guide to Washington, DC. Will has also spent over 15 years as a professional actor and has worked in theaters in DC, New York, and around the United States. He graduated summa cum laude with an honors B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park and has an advanced acting degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC).
“On the issue of climate change, it’s time for the political consensus to catch up to the scientific one. The facts are well established: our planet is warming in dangerous ways, and our reliance on dirty sources of energy is the root cause. It is time.”

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Poaching In Africa

For insight on the fight against poaching, Voice of America’s Vincent Makori is joined by Will Gartshore, a policy expert at the World Wildlife Fund.

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Senior Policy Officer


  • BA in History, University of Maryland – College Park

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. climate change policy
  • International species conservation