Eric Coppenger

Eric Coppenger

Vice President Public Fundraising, Government Relations and Policy

Eric Coppenger leads a globally dispersed team at African Wildlife Foundation that works across the organization to design new programs, and partners with bilateral and multilateral institutions in the US, Europe and Africa to integrate wildlife and wildlands into their development

Eric Coppenger leads a globally dispersed team at African Wildlife Foundation that works across the organization to design new programs, and partners with bilateral and multilateral institutions in the US, Europe and Africa to integrate wildlife and wildlands into their development agendas in Africa. The team also leads all public sector relationships and proposal development. Eric started off in the backcountry of US National Parks and later western Uganda. Over the past 20 years he has played key roles in program design addressing a diverse set of conservation strategies, and engaged institutional partners with the Environmental Law Institute, Earth Day Network, Conservation International, Rare and the African Wildlife Foundation. He has focused mainly across Africa, but has also worked in Southeast Asia and island states. Eric volunteers for and has served on the steering committees of the Global Island Partnership and the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group.