Dr. Martin Robards is Regional Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Arctic Beringia Program – spanning the Russian Far East, northern Alaska, and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in Canada. He is an accomplished ecologist and policy analyst who has worked extensively with Indigenous communities and their representatives in the Arctic. While Martin’s experience reflects three decades living and working in Alaska, he also worked at the Marine Mammal Commission for two years in Washington D.C. His goal is to encourage the development and implementation of conservation policies that are more responsive to new scientific understandings, transboundary and cross-cultural needs, and the rapid changes in ecological, social, and economic conditions of the Arctic. He has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles, op-eds in outlets such as the New York Times, and is affiliate faculty with the University of Alaska.
Affiliation: Wildlife Conservation Society - Arctic Beringia Program
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