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Bernie Tershy

I live in Santa Cruz with my wife, Erika Zavaleta, and two youngest children. My two older children, my brother and his family, and my 100-year-old mom live nearby. In addition to being a dad, I’m a conservation entrepreneur. I helped start:
  1. Freshwater Life, which protects endangered freshwater species from extinction.
  2. Island Conservation and Conservación de Islas, which protected 460 species from extinction and formed 4 million acres of protected areas.
  3. Conservation Metrics, a for-profit social venture monitors that wildlife and land use.
  4. Henry Arnhold Fellows Program, which finds and supports great people with proven conservation solutions.
  5. Conservation Action Lab and the Coastal Science & Policy Program at UCSC which trains new conservation leaders from all over the world.