May 6, 2010
Teresa Telecky, Ph.D
Director of Wildlife
Teresa Telecky, Ph.D. is Director of Wildlife for Humane Society International (HSI). She is an expert on the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and serves as the Executive Director and Vice President of the Species Survival Network, an international coalition of non-governmental environmental organizations committed to the promotion, enhancement and strict enforcement of CITES.
Telecky has authored or co-authored six published scientific papers on animal behavior and endocrinology, as well as numerous and technical reports of The HSI, including Big Game, Big Bucks: The Alarming Growth of the American Trophy Hunting Industry; CAMPFIRE: A Close Look at the Costs and Consequences; and Reptiles as Pets: An Examination of the Trade in Live Reptiles in the United States.
Following a post-doctoral fellowship with the National Science Foundation and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at the National Institute for Basic Biology in Okazaki Japan, Telecky began work for HSI in 1990, specializing in the international wildlife trade.
Telecky earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in zoology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and her doctorate in zoology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa.