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Jeffrey Flocken

Humane Society International, President
Jeffrey Flocken is the President of Humane Society International. In this capacity he leads the organization’s animal welfare work over fifty countries, fighting to protect and conserve wildlife, companion animals, laboratory animals and farmed animals around the globe through direct-care, policy change, education and campaigning. Before this appointment, Flocken worked as the North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Flocken has also worked for five years as an International Affairs Specialist in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Division of International Conservation, where he focused on international species conservation policy, outreach, and global conservation grant programs.  

Prior to joining the Service, he worked as an Education, Policy and Outreach Director for Conservation International. He has a law degree from Wayne State University and graduated with honors from the University of Michigan. Before working at Conservation International, Flocken created and managed the leading national endangered species conservation campaign for the largest conservation organization in the US, the National Wildlife Federation. In this capacity he worked on national and regional endangered species policy, orchestrated species conservation initiatives across North America, and developed-award winning educational and outreach materials on the need for endangered species conservation. Additionally, Flocken has worked with the general counsel at Greenpeace, USA; edited for the scholarly publication, The Yearbook of International Environmental Law; and served as a toxics policy specialist negotiating for higher water-quality standards in the Great Lakes watershed region.

Flocken has served as a consultant on numerous movies, books and television shows addressing wildlife conservation topics. Flocken currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jaguar Conservation Fund, GRACE Gorilla Sanctuary, and the Steering Committee for the IUCN Tapir Specialist Group. Flocken is also the co-founder and Board co-chair of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders initiative which mentors and provides campaign training for up-and-coming leaders in the wildlife field. He is the coauthor of the book Wildlife Heroes, published by Running Press in March 2012.

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