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Arlin Hackman

Board Chair, Nature United

Victoria, BC

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Biography

Arlin Hackman (Chair) is a consultant in Victoria, BC with local-to-global experience in developing and directing major programs, partnerships, and coalitions related to land and resource management. In the 1990s, he mobilized the Endangered Spaces campaign, more than doubling Canada’s parkland in just a decade and fuelling the growth of WWF-Canada where he went on to serve as Vice President and Chief Conservation Officer for 10 years. In that position, he guided programs in the circumpolar Arctic and Cuba and helped forest products companies secure FSC certification for one third of Canada's commercial forest, while also serving on WWF’s International Programme Committee as well as the advisory group for the Responsible Mineral Development Initiative of the World Economic Forum. Retired from WWF after 25 years, Arlin is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and served as a board member of the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency, as well as the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute. He holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Geography and a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University. 

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