CPAWS-BC announces new Terrestrial Campaigns Director

  • Published on Jan 23 2013 |
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The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society B.C. Chapter announces new Terrestrial Campaigns Director

Peter Wood has recently joined the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society-B.C. Chapter in the position of Terrestrial Campaigns Director, where he will play a key role in advancing conservation in B.C.  He will be the strategic lead on CPAWS-BC terrestrial campaigns, including creating national parks in the South Okanagan-Similkameen, northern B.C. and the Flathead Valley. Peter is also the lead on CPAWS’s work to ensure that our park system is well managed and adequately funded, as well as policy development work on the value of protecting nature to our health and economy. He will be pursuing a strategy to conserve large intact landscapes within BC, with a view to maximizing their ability to protect biodiversity and mitigate the effects of climate change.  

Peter has over 14 years of conservation-related experience, both within BC and internationally. Most recently, he worked for Global Witness, a UK-based NGO that investigates and campaigns to prevent natural resource related conflict and corruption, and associated environmental and human rights abuses.

He has worked as a Team Leader for the International Institute of Sustainable Development’s Earth Negotiations Bulletin, reporting on international meetings related to forests, biodiversity and climate change. Prior to this he worked extensively on BC forest policy and forest certification, including for the West Coast Environmental Law Association and the BC Ministry of Forests. He has performed contract work for a variety of organizations, including the United Nations Forum on Forests, the Forest Stewardship Council, Transparency International, Ecojustice, and the Forest Products Association of Canada.

Peter holds a PhD in Forestry from the University of Toronto, and his dissertation examined the impact of forest certification on forest management and policy in Canada. He completed his BA in Environmental Studies at the University of British Columbia, and wrote his undergraduate thesis on the creation of the Muskwa Kechika Management Area.

Contact Information
Peter Wood, Terrestrial Campaigns Director at CPAWS-BC
604-685-7445 ext 22

Please do not hesitate to contact Peter Wood regarding conservation issues or CPAWS-BC campaigns.