Meredith Whitney

Meredith Whitney

Wildlife Rescue Program Officer

As Wildlife Rescue Program Officer, Meredith focuses on improving capacity of big cat sanctuaries and ending private ownership of big cats in the US; supporting international wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release programs; and investigating welfare issues for wildlife in illegal trade.

Meredith has performed conservation field work in the US and abroad, working to rescue frogs in Panama, document rare turtle populations in Maryland; and to collect data on crocodile populations in Costa Rica.

Background

Herpetology Collections and Conservation Manager, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Chief of Environmental Compliance, Yokota Air Force Base, Japan

Community Liaison Officer, US Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Education

Master of Science, Environmental Science, Indiana University Bloomington

Bachelor of Science, Evolutionary Biology, Mount Holyoke College

Publications

Brewer, Laurie A., M.C. Denver, M.C. Whitney and D.J. Eichinger. 2008. Analysis of Commercial Entamoeba histolytica ELISA Kits for the Detection of Entamoeba invadens in Reptiles. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 39(3): 493-495.

Scientific Consultant:

Goldish, Meish. Goliath Bird-Eating Tarantula: The World’s Biggest Spider. New York: Bearport Publishing, 2007.

Kaufman, Gabriel. Saltwater Crocodile: The World’s Biggest Reptile. New York:Bearport Publishing, 2007.

Lunis, Natalie. Komodo Dragon: The World’s Biggest Lizard. New York: Bearport Publishing, 2007.

Smith, Molly. Green Anaconda: The World’s Heaviest Snake. New York: Bearport Publishing, 2007.

Squire, Ann O. Chinese Giant Salamander: The World’s Biggest Amphibian. New York: Bearport Publishing, 2007.