Dr. James R. Spotila

President, The Leatherback Trust

Dr. James R. Spotila is the Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Science at Drexel University, and is the President of The Leatherback Trust, a U.S.- and Costa Rica-based non-profit dedicated to the protection of leatherback turtles and their nesting habitats in Las Baulas National Marine Park in Costa Rica. James has studied sea turtles and their terrestrial and freshwater relatives for nearly four decades and is a world-renowned researcher and conservationist.

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