Dr. Jordan Schaul’s contributions to Voices have covered a range of environmental and social topics. Trained in wildlife ecology, conservation medicine and comparative psychology, he draws particular attention to the plight of imperiled species.

Jordan highlights issues at the juncture (aka nexus) of sorta situ wildlife conservation and applied animal welfare. The practice of sorta situ conservation is comprised of the scientific management of both ex situ (‘in human care’) and in situ (‘in nature’) populations.

Jordan also has a background in the behavioral management and training of companion animals and captive wildlife, as well as conservation marketing and digital publicity.

For Voices, he has shared interviews with colleagues and public figures, as well as editorial news content. In addition, he has published narratives describing his own work, which includes the following projects:

• Restoration of wood bison to the Interior of Alaska… (As an animal curator at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center with courtesy appointments, including affiliate professor at the University of Alaska)

• Rehabilitation of rescued Indian sloth bears exploited for commercial use… (While executive consultant ‘in-residence’ at the Wildlife SOS-managed Agra Bear Rescue Center)

• Censusing small wild cats (e.g. ocelot and margay populations) in the montane cloud forests of Costa Rica with The Cat Whisperer™ (Mieshelle Nagelschneider)…

• Evaluating the impact of ecotourism and boat traffic on marine mammal population stability and welfare off the coast of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez (With The School for Field Studies / Boston University’s marine science program)…

Jordan was a board director for non-profit wildlife conservation organizations serving nations in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. He also consults a human-wildlife conflict mitigation and education/outreach organization serving the Pacific Northwest.

Following zoological curatorships in Alaska and California, Jordan was a charter board member of a zoo advocacy and outreach organization and later served as its executive director.

He is a member of the Communication and Education Commission of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and was a member of the Bear Specialist Group of its Species Survival Commission (IUCN-SSC).

He serves on the advisory council of the National Wildlife Humane Society (NWHS) and was a member of the Bear Taxon Advisory Group (Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)). Jordan was also an ex officio council member of the International Association for Bear Research and Management (aka International Bear Association).

Contact email: jordan@jordanschaul.com