Terry Townshend is an Advisor to the Paulson Institute, where he focuses on communications for the Conservation program’s work. In this role, Terry works closely with the Conservation and Communications teams at the Institute to support the development and implementation of outreach strategies for our critical studies and initiatives.

With a background in environmental law and wildlife conservation, Terry has held leadership positions at Globe International as well as the UK government (Defra).  He was lead author of the inaugural, now annual, Globe Climate Legislation Study, examining climate-related legislation in 100 countries. Since 2010, he has been based in Beijing, initially as an advisor to the Chinese government on the drafting of a General Law on Climate Change. In recent years, Terry has focused on his passion, wildlife conservation creating the “Birding Beijing” website and an innovative community-based program which tracks many of Beijing’s iconic birds. He has worked on projects to help save some of China’s most endangered birds from extinction, as well as wildlife conservation projects focusing on the Snow Leopard.

Terry holds a Masters degree in Environmental Economics from the University of Essex.