Don Church, PH.D.


Dr. Don Church works with partners to develop projects aimed at conserving globally threatened species and their habitats. A focus of his work is on identifying priority sites and opportunities for species conservation through the creation of new protected areas, and also developing innovative strategies to address threats beyond habitat loss. Globally declining amphibian populations are a focus, and he previously served as executive director of the Amphibian Survival Alliance, an international partnership of more than 100 organizations, to catalyze conservation for this especially imperiled group of animals. Prior to joining Global Wildlife Conservation, Don led the Biodiversity Division at Conservation International. Don is an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University.


  • Ph.D. Biology, University of Virginia.
  • M.S. Biology, Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • B.S. Zoology, University of Washington.

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