Bill Weber has worked for 25 years in the field of international conservation. He lived in Africa for nine years, where he and his wife, Amy Vedder, helped to establish the famous Mountain Gorilla Project in Rwanda and several other park and forest protection initiatives across the Congo Basin. For the past six years, he has turned his attention to conservation issues in the U.S. As Director of North America Programs for the Wildlife Conservation Society, he oversees dozens of projects from Alaska to the Adirondacks, addressing issues from lynx and wolf recovery to fire ecology, ecotourism, and community-based conservation.
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