Jen Sawada is an officer for Pew’s global shark conservation campaign, managing efforts to encourage countries in the Pacific and Caribbean to adopt domestic measures to protect sharks, including creating shark sanctuaries. Since joining Pew in August 2009 as an associate and later a senior associate, she has worked on conservation measures in Honduras, Guam, American Samoa, Kiribati, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Samoa.
Sawada previously served as a campaign associate at the American Lands Alliance, with a focus on policy and legislation to protect and restore forests in the United States.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego in environmental systems ecology, behavior, and evolution.
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In the latest in a series of global workshops to train fisheries, customs, and environment officials on how to best implement international wildlife trade measures, 31 participants from 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries gathered Nov. 15-16 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Specifically, the delegates were honing best practices for meeting their commitments under the Convention on... Read More
When the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meets Nov. 14-22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, the fate of the valuable Atlantic bluefin tuna and the vulnerable shortfin mako shark will hang in the balance. Although ICCAT’s 51 member governments focus mostly on tunas, they also make decisions about other species, such as sharks, that are often caught in association... Read More
Recommendations to the 25th Regular Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) is responsible for the conservation of tunas and tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas, as well as other species caught in fisheries targeting these species. Read More