Andrew Tilker, Ph.D.

Species Conservation Coordinator


    B.S., Midwestern State University
    M.S., University of Texas
    PhD, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Dr. Andrew Tilker oversees Re:wild’s work on species conservation in Southeast Asia. Much of his work focuses on developing conservation solutions to recover of populations of endangered mammals that have not received substantial support from other conservation organizations. Andrew is currently a doctoral student at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research. He received a Master’s from University of Texas at Austin. Andrew is also chair of the IUCN SSC Large-antlered Muntjac Working Group under the Deer Specialist Group. Andrew has worked in the Annamites mountain range of Vietnam and Laos since 2012. During this time, he collaborated with local NGOs and government partners to conduct robust scientific surveys in several key sites. The results of this work have provided the first conservation baselines for these areas, and insights into the ecology and conservation of threatened Annamite endemic species. Andrew strongly believes in the value of forming meaningful partnerships with local stakeholders, especially indigenous communities, to achieve conservation outcomes.