John Shores holds an undergraduate degree in natural resource planning and a graduate degree in natural resource policy and management. He spent nearly six years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the 1970's, advising management agencies in the developing world on the creation and establishment of national parks. After completing graduate school, he continued to focus on natural resource management in developing countries. He has been on the staff of RARE, the World Wildlife Fund, and The Nature Conservancy, and has worked on projects for USAID, the InterAmerican Development Bank, and a variety of consulting firms. Joining the Peace Corps staff as a natural resources specialist in 1989, he focused on expanding the Peace Corps' environmental programs in Asia, the Pacific, and Central and Eastern Europe, and promoting the role of environmental education in countries across the globe. He has work experience in 40 countries and study/travel experience in another 20.
Today he is an environmental consultant and author. John's current project and research interests include biodiversity, national parks, other protected areas, sustainability, non-profit organizations (NGO's), institutional development of these organizations, community-based tourism, conservation trust funds, and the role of the InterNet in promoting and supporting conservation and sustainable development.
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