Therese Tepe



Therese Tepe is GWC’s Conservation Partnerships Officer, focusing on building relationships with foundations, businesses, and individuals in support of GWC’s mission. Protecting the world’s biodiversity addresses many social and economic issues throughout the world. GWC communicates this message in efforts to increase the number of partners working towards biodiversity conservation and global sustainability.

Prior to joining GWC, Therese lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia working on tiger conservation throughout the Asia region for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). She has also supported work on sustainable biofuel development and payment for ecosystem services at the World Resources Institute (WRI) in Washington, D.C.


  • B.S., Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University.
  • M.P.A., Masters in Public Affairs, Indiana University.
  • M.S.E.S., Masters in Environmental Science, Indiana University.


Tepe, T. L. 2012. Scenarios of biodiversity change: Modeling future habitat availability for tigers. Chapter 3: Living Planet Report 2012: 103.

Launay, F., N. Cox, M. Baltzer, T. Tepe, J. Seidensticker, S. Christie, R. Krishnamurthy, T. Gray, S. Simcharoen, M. Wright, R. Singh, S. Lumpkin, and C. Bruce. 2012. Preliminary Study of the Feasibility of a Tiger Restoration Programme in Cambodia’s Eastern Plains. WWF Tigers Alive Initiative.

Tepe, T., and V. Meretsky. 2011. Forward-Looking Forest Restoration Under Climate Change- Are U.S. Nurseries Ready? Restoration Ecology 19: 295-298.

Johnson, B.W., R. Bortner, J. Kemp, T. Sichmiller, S. Swanty, T. Tepe, and D. E. Gammon. 2004. Human Awareness Concerning the Effects of Domestic Cats on Wildlife Along the Front Range, Colorado: A Survey. Colorado Field Ornithologists 38: 150-154.