Andrew E. Wetzler Director, Land & Wildlife Program
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- Margie Kelly
Areas of Focus
Wildlife conservation, endangered species law and policy, open space preservation.
Wetzler is Director of NRDC’s Land and Wildlife Program and is based in NRDC’s Chicago, Illinois, office. Andrew has worked on issues related to wildlife and habitat conservation and open space preservation with NRDC for the last fifteen years.
While at NRDC, Andrew has worked to conserve a wide variety of individual species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, including the grey wolf, whitebark pine, and coastal California gnatcatcher and has also been deeply involved in Congressional and Administrative efforts to defend and strengthen the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Andrew also worked on a wide range of wildlife initiatives at NRDC, from our campaign to protect California condors from lead poisoning to NRDC’s litigation to curb the impacts of U.S. Navy sonar systems on marine mammals around the world. Andrew leads NRDC’s polar bear protection efforts, including our international efforts to protect polar bears and other species through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
Andrew attended Brown University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After law school Andrew clerked in the Eastern District of New York for the Hon. John Gleeson and worked as an Associate at Cravath, Swaine and Moore before joining NRDC’s Los Angeles office in 1998.