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

Striking a Balance for Forests, from the Boreal to Borneo

July 20th, 2011

Saving the world's forests, and the species that depend on them, is very much like having relatives over for Thanksgiving dinner. The Conservancy's Jack Hurd explains. More

Bitter and Sweet Dreams

December 17th, 2010

Thanks to a decade-long partnership, The Nature Conservancy may help bring some responsible (and delicious) options to your Valentine's Day wish list. More

Reporting the Real Story on REDD+

December 6th, 2010

The climate change talks in Cancun this week will spend significant time on issues caused by deforestation. But to make a real impact, our writer says an entirely different audience must be reached. More

Business as Unusual: Growing Industry Support for Sustainable Forestry in Asia

September 24th, 2010

Many business leaders in the forest products industry have changed attitudes and are now aligning their interests with conservationists. Are there lessons to be learned for the fishing, agricultural and mining industries? More

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