Zak Smith

Senior Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Land & Wildlife Program

Zak Smith focuses on protecting some of our most iconic species, such as whales, dolphins, and polar bears, from the numerous threats that endanger their health and drive them toward extinction. His work preserving wild animals and wild spaces involves environmental and sustainability issues, including climate change, resource conservation, and ocean pollution. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s from Johns Hopkins University, and a law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is based in Santa Monica.


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