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Taylor Tench

As a Senior Wildlife Policy Analyst with the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA US), Taylor Tench coordinates and implements campaigns to protect rhinos, elephants, and other threatened species from poaching, trafficking, and habitat loss. He regularly represents EIA US at meetings for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) where he works to maintain and improve protections for threatened species affected by legal and illegal trade, improve anti-trafficking law enforcement efforts, and ensure government compliance with CITES provisions.

Prior to joining EIA US in 2017, Taylor spent his days on Capitol Hill as a Government Affairs Associate for the National Wildlife Refuge Association lobbying to secure the adoption of legislation and funding to protect and enhance the National Wildlife Refuge System, America’s largest network of protected lands and waters dedicated to wildlife conservation. Taylor earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Clemson University.