Polar bears are as dependent on the oceans as cetaceans. They just like it frozen. But, all the oceans creatures are faced with a changing planet. Bob will discuss polar bear biology, the threats they face and share his appreciation of these great creatures.
Biography: Bob Wilson is a Director Emeritus for The Marine Mammal Center and is currently on the Position and Policy Committee and liason with other environmental groups. He has been a volunteer crew member and member of the rescue team for over 30 years.
He is currently the CFO of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association and has served as past chair and interim Executive Director. He is also a long time member of the Beach Watch program.
He has been actively involved in the Marine Life Protection Act process and served as a stakeholder for the North Central Coast process establishing a series of marine reserves and special closure areas including those in the GFNMS, especially the Farallon Islands.
He was a member of the team that established the USCG procedures for use of volunteers in oil spills.
He was a founder and long term board member of Polar Bears International and served as board chair and CFO.
He is currently on the audit committee of the Desert Tortoise Preservation committee.
He is also a member of the advisory committee of the Snow leopard Trust.