Peter A. Seligmann

Executive Officer and Chairman of Conservation International.

Peter A. Seligmann co-founded Conservation International in 1987 and has been a leader in conservation efforts for the past 25 years. During his stewardship, Conservation International has earned a reputation as an organization on the cutting edge of conservation, creating innovative and lasting solutions to biodiversity and sustainable development problems. He has developed strong conservation partnerships between Conservation International and leaders in industry, science, government and entertainment, both in the United States and abroad. He continues to prove that people can live in harmony with their natural surroundings.

Seligmann serves on the advisory councils of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, Ecotrust and other not-for-profit organizations, including the Wild Salmon Center. President Clinton named him a member of the Enterprise for the Americas Board in 2000. Seligmann began his career in 1976 at The Nature Conservancy, serving as the organization's western region land steward. He later became director of the California Nature Conservancy. Seligmann has a Masters of Science in Forestry and Environmental Science from Yale University, a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology from Rutgers University and an Honorary Doctorates in Science from Michigan State University and Rutgers University.