Matthew Steil works in WRI’s People and Ecosystems Program as a Senior Associate - focusing on issues of forest mapping, logging, conservation and forest resource policy in Central Africa. He currently leads the Forest Transparency Initiative and coordinates development of the Interactive Forest Atlases for the Central Africa region.
Matthew has more than 9 years of forest conservation related experience in Central Africa - including five years in the field both as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon and as a technical assistant to Gabon’s National Parks Agency with the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Matthew holds a B.A. in Biology from St. John’s University (MN) and a M.S. in Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland – College Park.