Until Spring 1999, Ian A. Bowles was Vice President of Conservation Policy at Conservation International (CI); he directed CI's work in the areas of policy research, natural resource economics, finance, and law. He is the author of more than twenty published articles on conservation issues; his research at CI focused on the role of development agencies and the private sector in biodiversity conservation. Bowles now serves as Associate Director for International Affairs at the Council on Environmental Quality and as Director of Environmental Affairs at the National Security Council in the White House. This book was written prior to his government service and no views expressed in the book represent a position of the Executive Office of the President or the United States government. He is a graduate of Harvard University and is a native of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, where he is also active on local environmental issues.
Glenn T. Prickett is Vice President for Business and Policy at CI; he leads strategic partnerships between CI and major international corporations in a range of fields, including oil and gas development, mining, and infrastructure development, among others. Prior to joining CI, Prickett served as Chief Environmental Advisor at the U. S. Agency for International Development. He is a graduate of Yale University and resides in Great Falls, Virginia, with his wife, Lisa.
Working in twenty-three countries around the world, CI is a fieldbased, nonprofit organization that protects the Earth's biologically richest ecosystems and helps the people who live there improve their