Wallace J. Nichols

Wallace J Nichols

Wallace “J.” Nichols spends his time discovering nature. He has undertaken the task of reaching new constituencies with a positive and inclusive conservation message and building a network of like-minded people, from diverse regions, backgrounds and careers who share a commitment to maintaining abundant life in the oceans and on the coasts. In 1998 he founded the Grupo Tortuguero, an international grassroots movement dedicated to restoring Pacific sea turtles and to sustainable management of ocean fisheries. In 1999 he co-founded and for five years directed WiLDCOAST, an international conservation team dedicated to the protection of coastal wilderness where he and a diverse group of partners organized fishermen to protect endangered sea turtles and helped coastal ranchers protect their shores for future generations. In 2003 Nichols and eight others trekked 1,900 km along the coast from Oregon to Mexico to bring attention to coastal and ocean issues. Currently, J. works with several universities and organizations to advance ocean protection, including Senior Research Scientist at the Ocean Conservancy, , and as a board member of Animal Alliance , Coastwalk, Drylands Institute, Oceana and Reef Protection International. Click here to visit his website

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