Jack Hurd

Jack HurdJack Hurd is Deputy Regional Managing Director for The Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Region. Jack has worked on natural resource management and economic development issues in Southeast Asia on and off for the past 20 years. As the Director of the Conservancy’s Asia-Pacific Forest Program, he is responsible for leading the organization’s regional effort to improve forest sector governance and management thereby reducing CO2 emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Jack holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Vermont. Despite having lived in the tropics for more than 10 years, on three separate occasions, he still prefers the cool rain and snow of the Pacific Northwest.


Jack's Posts

Orang You Glad Your Chair is from a Sustainable Source?

January 31st, 2014
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More than half of the wood products consumed in major markets come from somewhere else. In 2010, the United States was the top buyer of wood furniture from the Asia Pacific region. That might just include your favorite chair. More

Is Cashmere Sustainable?

April 30th, 2013
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Where does cashmere come from, and how can we make its production more sustainable? Jack Hurd explores in a new installment of All 'Bout Commodities. More

ABC: This Valentine’s Day, Consider the Cacao Bean

February 12th, 2013
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In honor of Valentine's Day, Jack Hurd examines the history of the cacao bean and explains how you can make sure your chocolate is responsibly harvested. More

Resolutions for Rainforests

January 3rd, 2013
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Jack Hurd makes some New Year's resolutions for 2013 and introduces a fun new infographic that explains how individuals can help save Asia-Pacific's forests. More

Thinking Internationally About National Parks

December 11th, 2012
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What can American national parks teach us about conservation work in Asia and the Pacific? Jack Hurd takes family to Olympic National Park to investigate. More

Looking Up in Lao PDR

November 5th, 2012
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In Lao PDR, new options are making sustainable forest management the best choice for local people and businesses alike. More

Reducing Risk and Providing for People in a Changing World

October 12th, 2012
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A changing world is squeezing the coastal and forest-dwelling communities that need nature to survive. How can we help protect these people and nature? More

More on Myanmar: Taking Care of Teak

February 29th, 2012
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The Conservancy's Jack Hurd explores what Myanmar's recent unthawing means for its incredibly vast and valuable teak forests. More

Mission of Burma

December 12th, 2011
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The winds of change are blowing in Burma. What does that mean for the country's ample forests and natural resources? The Conservancy's Jack Hurd weighs in. More

Green With Forestry: Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2011

November 7th, 2011
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The second Asia-Pacific Forest Week is taking place in Beijing this week. Find out how the Conservancy is playing a major role and why this conference halfway around the world could impact your daily life. More

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