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Peter Zahler

Assistant Director, Asia Program

Wildlife Conservation Society


Peter Zahler is assistant director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) Asia Program, where he is responsible for projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Russia, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Papua New Guinea. He has over 25 years of experience in conservation biology on three continents, including research on a wide variety of mammals and birds.

Peter designed WCS's Afghanistan Program with a focus on community management, the creation of protected areas, and environmental legislation, and has worked toward a four-country trans-boundary protected area between China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.

Focus: Conservation, Environment, Science, Afghanistan, China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Tajikistan, Asia, Middle East

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2010

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