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The International Conservation Fund (ICF) is a United States 501(c)3 charity that works in partnership with the International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC) and with a shared mission.  ICF and our partners are taking action to protect species and ecosystems in priority areas worldwide.

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Robert Stoner, President

Rob Stoner is the Deputy Director for Science and Technology of the MIT Energy Initiative, Founding Director of the MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design, and faculty co-director of the MIT Electric Power Systems Center.  He also serves as the secretary of the Rockefeller Foundation funded Global Commission to End Energy Poverty. From 2007 through 2009 he lived and worked in east Africa and India while serving in a variety of senior roles within the Clinton Foundation.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Queen’s University, and his Ph.D. from Brown University in condensed matter physics. 

Doug Bender, Director

Doug Bender is retired from a 36-year career as a spacecraft engineer at Boeing, where he was Chief Engineer for Flight and Control of Boeing’s unmanned space programs.  He oversaw technical development of several generations of spacecraft, holds over a dozen US patents and a similar number of published papers, taught at USC and UCLA graduate engineering programs, and received NASA’s Manned Spaceflight Awareness Award.  Doug holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of California at Santa Barbara.  Since retiring, Doug has changed focus, volunteering at ten distinct conservation projects in as many countries, some multiple times. He is a technical advisor to Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia and to the ICFC/ICF-supported Marine Conservation Cambodia, which he has visited at least 10 times to date.

Gerard A. Bertrand, Director

Jerry Bertrand is an Environmental Advisor to Permian Global and was science advisor to the executive offices of Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter.  He was head of International Affairs for the US Fish & Wildlife Service where his portfolio included setting up new parks and reserves in Asia, Africa and Latin America. He was Chairman of BirdLife International, President of Massachusetts Audubon Society, and he co-founded World Land Trust. Jerry has an MS and PhD in marine science and oceanography and holds a degree in environmental law. test.

Meade Cadot, Director

Meade Cadot is Naturalist Emeritus at the Harris Center for Conservation Education, where he earlier served for 33 years as Executive Director, overseeing the creation of the 35,000-acre SuperSanctuary of connected protected lands. Meade also served as a faculty member in Antioch University New England’s Environmental Studies Department for 34 years. He has received numerous lifetime awards for his work in conservation and education.  

Wayne Klockner, Director

Wayne Klockner is a recently retired conservationist, having worked for The Nature Conservancy for 38 years in Massachusetts, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Indonesia. With TNC, he managed state and country programs that implemented conservation plans to protect and sustainably manage terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Prior to TNC, Wayne was a field biologist for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. He also served as a trustee of The Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Environmental Trust. Wayne holds a B Sc. Degree in Biology and Environmental Planning.

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