Aulani Wilhelm

Senior Vice President, Center for Oceans

Location
U.S. (Hawaii)
Languages
English

Aulani Wilhelm

Senior Vice President, Center for Oceans

For over two decades, Aulani Wilhelm has worked to protect the ocean and the resources it provides. As the senior vice president of the Conservation International Center for Oceans she will build on her past successes, helping to lead the designation of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and founding the Big Ocean Network, to protect the marine resources that people rely on for food, livelihoods and culture.

Aulani Wilhelm brings to Conservation International more than 20 years of experience in natural resource management, primarily ocean conservation. She led the designation of what has become the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and World Heritage site, one of the largest protected areas on Earth and first of its kind to honor indigenous relationships to the sea and the importance of global ocean heritage. Previously, she served as Director of Ocean Initiatives for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and was a 2014-15 Social innovation Fellow at Stanford University, focused on island-scaled social enterprise. She founded Island Water, a social venture to provide clean water and reduce plastic pollution on islands, and Big Ocean, a global network of marine protected areas spanning 10.5 million km2 of ocean. She is Chair of the IUCN-WCPA Large-Scale Marine Protected Area Task Force; and served as an advisor to UNESCO’s Marine World Heritage Programme. She holds an MS from Stanford University and a BA from the University of Southern California.

Aulani Wilhelm brings to Conservation International more than 20 years of experience in natural resource management, primarily ocean conservation. She led the designation of what has become the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and World Heritage site, one of the largest protected areas on Earth and first of its kind to honor indigenous relationships to the sea and the importance of global ocean heritage. Previously, she served as Director of Ocean Initiatives for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and was a 2014-15 Social innovation Fellow at Stanford University, focused on island-scaled social enterprise. She founded Island Water, a social venture to provide clean water and reduce plastic pollution on islands, and Big Ocean, a global network of marine protected areas spanning 10.5 million km2 of ocean. She is Chair of the IUCN-WCPA Large-Scale Marine Protected Area Task Force; and served as an advisor to UNESCO’s Marine World Heritage Programme. She holds an MS from Stanford University and a BA from the University of Southern California.

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Coastal/Marine Conservation, Coral Reefs, Marine Conservation, Marine Protected Areas, Ocean Science, Spatial Planning-Marine Use
Location
U.S. (Hawaii)
Languages
English