David Parsons (2018)

2nd Annual Leopold Lecture Writing Contest Awards Ceremony featuring David Parsons


David Parsons is a career Wildlife Biologist, with a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology.  From 1990 to 1999 he led the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program.  Dave's interests include the ecology and conservation of large carnivores, protection and conservation of biodiversity, and wildlands conservation at scales that fully support ecological and evolutionary processes.  Dave advises organizations and coalitions advocating for carnivore conservation and coexistence and landscape-scale habitat and biodiversity conservation.  Dave currently serves as the Carnivore Conservation Biologist for The Rewilding Institute and on the Science Advisory Committee for Project Coyote.  Aldo Leopold is one of Dave’s most respected conservation heroes.