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Adam Hanson

Adam provides program support to the Marine Wilderness Project, Nature Strategy for Sustainability, WILD Cities and NAWPA. He has a strong passion for the environment, evidenced by his B.S. in Biological Sciences from South Dakota State University and pursuit of a M. S., Biological Science at Old Dominion University (writing scientific manuscripts on genetic structure patterns of marine biodiversity throughout the Coral Triangle). As a U.S. Peace Corps (PC) volunteer, Adam specialized in coastal resource management and establishment of marine protected areas. During his PC service, he worked with local fishermen in remote areas and National Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to facilitate, develop, integrate, monitor, and evaluate coastal projects throughout the Philippines. He was also a Research Scientist/Molecular Ecology Lab teacher in Indonesia with the Coral Triangle Partnership in International Research and Education. Adam is based out of WILD’s DC office and enjoys exploring the outdoors, music, sports, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering at the local farmers market selling organic produce.

Cyril Kormos

Cyril conducts research and advocacy on issuesincluding wilderness law and policy, conservation finance and forest policy. Cyril also coordinates “IntAct, International Action for Primary Forests”, an NGO coalition promoting the protection of primary forests globally.  In addition, Cyril serves as Vice‐Chair for World Heritage for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). He chairs the IUCN-WCPA World Heritage Specialist Group, is a member of IUCN’s World Heritage Panel, which advises UNESCO onWorld Heritage nominations, and attends UN World Heritage Committee meetings with IUCN’s delegation. Cyril is also an associate editor for theInternational Journal of Wildernessand an editorial board member for IUCN-WCPA’s Parks journal and has published extensively. Cyril holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.Sc. in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.