Maria Christina Wurschy


Conservation Officer

Maria Christina Wurschy combines her lifelong passion for our natural world with her penchant for writing to secure foundation and corporate alliances to support Global Wildlife Conservation’s programmatic fieldwork worldwide. A seasoned professional with more than one decade of environmental conservation fundraising experience, her career includes working for respected international conservation nonprofit organizations both domestically and abroad including An Taisce, The National Trust for Ireland.

Fortunate to have traveled frequently to South America and Europe, from an early age Christina knew she wanted to devote her life to helping protect wildlife. She earned her B.Sc. in Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University and then promptly embarked upon several volunteer opportunities before she was fortunate to begin her conservation career in The Nature Conservancy’s Latin America and Caribbean Division. Her volunteer experiences include helping at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Texas and a most memorable Earthwatch experience in which she helped support a principle investigator’s research project on how various land use practices and environmental conditions affect the raptors of the Isle of Mull, Scotland by participating in daily raptor occurrence data gathering efforts.

Education

  • B.Sc. Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences and a Minor in English, Texas A&M University.

Publications

Roca, R., Adkins, L., Skerl, K., and Wurschy, M.C. Transboundary conservation: An ecoregional approach to protect neotropical migratory birds in South America. Environmental Management (1996) 20: 849. doi:10.1007/BF01205965.