Joshua S. Reichert
Joshua S. Reichert
Joshua Reichert leads Pew’s environment work, which focuses on preserving large intact wilderness ecosystems, protecting the global marine environment, and promoting of clean energy.
Before joining Pew in 1990, Reichert held various positions with government and nongovernmental entities, serving as executive director of the National Security Archive in Washington, D.C.; vice president for conservation at Conservation International; regional representative of the Inter-American Foundation, a public corporation that assists urban and rural poor in Latin America and the Caribbean; and special assistant to the chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Reichert is the chief architect and founder of various environmental entities, including Oceana, the National Environmental Trust, SeaWeb, Earth Force, the Ocean Law Project, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Clear the Air, the Campaign for America’s Wilderness, the Pew Institute for Ocean Science, the Ocean Wildlife Campaign and the Pew Oceans Commission. He has written more than 60 publications and co-produced films on the plight of fisheries and marine ecosystems. Reichert holds an undergraduate degree in applied behavioral sciences from the University of California, Davis, and master’s and doctoral degrees in social anthropology from Princeton University.
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The United States’ status as a global leader in preventing overfishing and in rebuilding depleted populations of ocean fish is in jeopardy from an unexpected source: the U.S. House of Representatives. Read More
Forty years ago this summer, American moviegoers met an animal that "lives to kill ... a mindless eating machine ... that will swallow you whole." Those words, from the trailer for the June 1975 release of "Jaws," helped establish the erroneous, and, sadly, enduring image of sharks as vicious, voracious man-eaters. Read More
On April 28, record-setting swimmer Lewis Pugh spoke at the United Nations to discuss why he risked his life to swim in Antarctica’s frigid Ross Sea. Read More