Jason Clay

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Dr. Jason Clay "is Vice President for the Center for Conservation Innovation at the World Wildlife Fund. Jason has spent more than 20 years working with human rights and environmental organizations. In the 1980s, he was one of the inventors of green marketing and established a trading company that developed markets for rainforest products with nearly 200 companies in the US and Europe (including such products as Rainforest Crunch with Ben & Jerry’s).

"More recently, Jason has been engaged in detailed examinations of the social and environmental impacts of commodity production. In 1999, he created the Shrimp Aquaculture and the Environment Consortium (WWF, World Bank, FAO and NACA), to identify and analyze better management practices that address the environmental and social impacts of shrimp aquaculture. Clay was founder and editor of the award-winning Cultural Survival Quarterly, the largest circulation anthropology and human rights publication in the world. Jason studied anthropology and Latin American studies at Harvard University, economics and geography at the London School of Economics, and anthropology and international agriculture at Cornell University where he received his Ph.D. in 1979." [1]

"He founded the NGO Rights and Resources (Washington) and is advisor to the WWF in Washington." [2]

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  1. Jason Clay, Protected Harvest, accessed August 29, 2008.
  2. Founding members, Instituto Socioambiental, accessed September 22, 2008.
  3. Trustees, Rocky Mountain Institute, accessed August 29, 2008.
  4. Founding members, Instituto Socioambiental, accessed September 22, 2008.