Susie Ellis, Ph.D., is the Vice President for Conservation International's
(CI) Indonesia and Philippines programs, working out of Washington,
DC. She oversees management and program development, as well
as the scientific integrity of field projects. Dr. Ellis also
raises funds and increases awareness of the urgent biodiversity
crisis currently facing both countries. Well-known in the international
conservation community, she has worked in more than 25 countries
and has written more than 80 technical papers, proceedings and
Prior to joining CI, Dr. Ellis spent 10 years working for the World Conservation
Union's (IUCN) Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, facilitating more than
100 collaborative biodiversity / species conservation and strategic planning
workshops and securing the operation of the expert group. With David Wildt, Dr.
Ellis co-led a 5-year collaborative interdisciplinary program for giant panda
conservation in China that has enhanced collaboration among agencies responsible
for their conservation, as well as among U.S.-based partners. She has also worked
extensively with the Cheetah Conservation Fund (Namibia) to facilitate its long-range
organizational and scientific strategic planning, which has resulted in funding
for facility expansion and the organization's scientific direction.
Dr. Ellis is also well known in the zoological community, and has worked for
the Minnesota Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago), San Diego Zoo and Sea World, Inc.
(San Diego), and as a consultant for the Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach).
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