Joshua Reichert is an executive vice president at Pew, directing all of its environmental work, including efforts to preserve large intact wilderness ecosystems and protect the global marine environment.
Before joining Pew in 1990, Reichert held various positions with government and nongovernmental entities, serving as executive director of the National Security Archive in Washington, D.C.; vice president for conservation at Conservation International; regional representative of the Inter-American Foundation, a public corporation that assists urban and rural poor in Latin America and the Caribbean; and special assistant to the chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Reichert is the chief architect and founder of various environmental entities, including Oceana, the National Environmental Trust, SeaWeb, Earth Force, the Ocean Law Project, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Clear the Air, the Campaign for America’s Wilderness, the Pew Institute for Ocean Science, the Ocean Wildlife Campaign and the Pew Oceans Commission.
Additionally, he has written more than 60 publications and co-produced films on the plight of fisheries and marine ecosystems. His writings have appeared in more than 100 newspapers throughout the United States, and he has been a guest on ABC’s “World News,” PBS’ “NewsHour With Jim Lehrer,” Fox News, National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and American Public Media’s ”Marketplace.”
Reichert holds an undergraduate degree in applied behavioral sciences from the University of California, Davis, and master’s and doctoral degrees in social anthropology from Princeton University.
Josh Reichert responds to an op-ed published April 8, 2013 in the Rapid City Journal which was critical of Pew's animal agriculture work. More
(Voxy) Australia is expected to announce an historic decision today to create the world's largest network of marine protected areas, including a massive fully protected marine reserve in the Coral Sea, a move hailed by the Pew Environment Group. More
(Washington Post) The Australian government announced Thursday that it is creating the world’s largest network of marine reserves, a patchwork of protected areas covering more than 1.1 million square miles of ocean. More
Josh Reichert, Managing Director of the Pew Environment Group, responds to the op-ed "NGOs should reveal funding sources." More
Josh Reichert, Managing Director of Pew Environment Group, responds to a Nunatsiaq News article critical of Pew's work in the Canadian Arctic. More