Wes Sechrest, Ph.D.


Dr. Wes Sechrest founded GWC and serves as chief scientist and CEO. He leads the organization’s efforts to explore, document, and protect the world’s most endangered species. Wes has a background in conservation biology, particularly focused on mammal conservation and priority-setting for biodiversity conservation. He unites academic and applied conservation to apply novel, agile, and collaborative approaches to save wildlife in the most efficient and effective ways possible.

  • Ph.D. Biology, University of Virginia.
  • B.S. Biology, Wake Forest University.

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