Dr. Teri Allendorf is a conservation biologist who has been working on issues of local communities and protected areas since 1994. She is the Executive Director of Community Conservation Inc. and is affiliated with the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. She is also an Honorary Fellow in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Land Tenure Center at the UW. She has been a member of USAID’s Biodiversity Team and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal. She conducts research on local communities’ attitudes and perceptions of protected areas and how those can be used to manage protected areas more sustainably. She has worked in Nepal, Myanmar, China, India, Uganda, Guyana, and Guatemala, to develop the capacity of local and national NGOs to design and implement biodiversity conservation projects in collaboration with local communities. Please click the headers above for more information or contact her.