9-Week Action Replays

9-Week Action Replay Listing

WEEK 1 - Changing the Dream

WEEK 2 - Feeding the World

WEEK 3 - Saving Our Vanishing Species

WEEK 4 - Ensuring Clean Water

WEEK 5 - Building an Economy That Works

WEEK 6 - Slowing Climate Change

WEEK 7 - Shifting Our Energy Reality

WEEK 8 - Transforming Corporate Control

WEEK 9 - Awakening the Dreamer

Vanishing Wildlife and Wildlands
Recorded on May 12, 2014
With Brock Evans: President of the Endangered Species Coalition & Leda Huta: Executive Director of Endangered Species Coalition & Donald Barry: Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs, Defenders of Wildlife & Wayne Pacelle: President and Chief Executive Officer of The Humane Society of the United States
Hosted by Leda Huta
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Brock Evans is President of the Endangered Species Coalition (ESC). Prior to assuming leadership of the ESC, Evans served as Vice President for National Issues for the National Audubon Society for 15 years. He earlier served for eight years as Director (head lobbyist) of the Sierra Club’s Washington DC Office, and for six more as the Club’s Northwest Representative. Evans has also done scholarly work at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, as a Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, and teaching in Israel as a Visiting Professor at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.

A prolific writer and public speaker, Evans has received numerous awards for his work, including “Environmentalist of the Year” (Washington State Environmental Council); Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Rivers Network (Compton Award, their highest honor), the League of Conservation Voters, and the Natural Resources Council of America; the Outstanding Conservation Leadership Award of the Wilburforce Foundation, and the John Muir Award, the Sierra Club’s highest honor. He is the author of a book about effective environmental campaigns, Fight and Win: Brock Evans’ Strategies for the New Ecowarriors, BarclayBryanPress 2014. Evans is a graduate (cum laude) of Princeton University and the University of Michigan Law School. He did his military service with the United States Marine Corps.

Leda Huta, Executive Director of the Endangered Species Coalition, has 20 years of environmental experience, managing grassroots, national, and international projects. At Endangered Species Coalition, she leads staff across the country in protecting imperiled wildlife, from the charismatic gray wolf and grizzly bear to less visible species, such as California tiger salamanders. Previous to her role at the Endangered Species Coalition, Leda was the Acting Executive Director for Finding Species, an organization that uses photography to advance wildlife and wild lands conservation. Through this work, she had the good fortune to spend time in incredible habitats, such as the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Leda's work at Resource Conservation Alliance protected forests using a “markets” strategy, working with university presses to shift to eco-friendly papers. Leda has worked on energy efficiency, renewable energy, environment and health, and green business issues. She has served on environmental and women’s issue NGO boards. Leda is a cofounder of EcoWomen, a yoga teacher, and a mom. Leda speaks Ukrainian and Spanish and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in environmental science and environment and resource management from the University of Toronto.

Don Barry has spent more than 39 years working on wildlife, public land and marine conservation issues as a senior governmental official and in the non-profit community. He has spent more than 19 years at the Interior Department, having served as both the Chief Counsel for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and as the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, overseeing the policies and programs of the National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service. After his arrival at the Interior Department in 1974, he helped draft the key implementation regulations for the then newly enacted Endangered Species Act (ESA) and he has been involved in every major amendment or reauthorization of the ESA ever since. Don was also the lead counsel for the Department for the passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980. Don also worked for 6 years for the Chairman of the House Merchant and Marine Fisheries Committee as the General Counsel for Fisheries and Wildlife, responsible for, among other things, NEPA, the Endangered Species Act and all other federal wildlife conservation laws. Finally, Don has worked for more than 14 years in senior positions in the non-profit conservation community including World Wildlife Fund, The Wilderness Society and the Environmental Defense Fund. He is now working for Defenders of Wildlife as its Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs.

As president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle leads the nation’s largest animal protection organization and one of the nation’s top charities. The HSUS is the number one provider of direct care services to animals, and it works to shape public and corporate policies for animals suffering in puppy mills, animal-testing labs, factory farms, fighting rings, the wildlife trade, and so many other settings. Since his election as president and CEO in 2004, Pacelle has more than doubled the size of the organization and dramatically expanded its international reach.  Under his leadership, The HSUS has helped to pass more than 900 state animal protection laws and 25 new federal statutes for animals; worked with many of the world’s biggest corporations, such as McDonald’s, Walmart, and Procter & Gamble, on animal welfare issues; and driven the debate about how we treat animals in society. Mr. Pacelle is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them.  He received his B.A. in history and environmental studies from Yale University in 1987.