Teresa Telecky

VICE PRESIDENT, WILDLIFE

Teresa-TeleckyTeresa holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in zoology. She joined the HSUS wildlife department in 1990 and has been with HSI since 2007. Teresa is an expert on wildlife trade, including issues related to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). She has led international efforts to protect thousands of species under CITES, as well as under laws, regulations and policies in the U.S. In 1993, Teresa led the formation an international coalition of NGOs, the Species Survival Network, that works to protect wildlife under CITES. She serves as vice president of the SSN board.