Jennifer Luedtke is Manager of IUCN Red List Assessments at Global Wildlife Conservation. Since 2015, she has served as the Global Coordinator of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group Red List Authority (ARLA) and has been leading the Second Global Amphibian Assessment—an initiative that seeks to update the extinction risk of the 8,000+ known species of frog, toad and caecilian on the IUCN Red List. Jennifer advises Global Wildlife on the application of the IUCN Red List to its strategy and programs, including wildlife conservation projects and the identification of Key Biodiversity Areas including Alliance for Zero Extinction sites.
Prior to joining GWC, Jennifer worked for the IUCN Species Survival Commission in Bath, England for five years, collaborating closely with the IUCN Secretariat. She is a leading young conservationist with a diverse background in amphibian and bird fieldwork, community conservation projects, and environmental sustainability in higher education. In addition to delivering a foundational dataset for
IUCN’s flagship knowledge product — the Red List — Jennifer has extensive experience with the vast SSC volunteer network and understanding of how the Commissions, Secretariat, and member organizations collaborate. An ongoing area of interest for Jennifer is the role of religion and faith in conservation, and she is a member of the SCB Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group. In addition to Global Wildlife, Jennifer has also held positions the USDA Forest Service and A Rocha International, both IUCN member organizations.