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Beth Allgood

US Country Director

Beth assures the strategic development and implementation of US projects and campaigns with special emphasis on the U.S. role in ivory trade, wildlife trafficking, and wildlife security issues.  She is IFAW’s liaison to the Clinton Global Initiative’s “Elephant Action Network”.  Beth also leads IFAW’s innovative work to look beyond GDP for alternatives that better promote happiness and wellbeing for people and animals.  

As the U.S. campaign manager, Beth oversaw the strategic development and implementation of IFAW’s US campaigns to protect whales from threats, address global wildlife crime, and protect elephants. She was also the Director of the Caribbean Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders program.  She has been quoted on whales in The Washington Post, on wildlife crime in USA Today, and has appeared on CNN and in the Boston Globe among other media outlets.


Senior Policy Advisor, The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA

Congressional Liaison and Government Aid Agency Liaison, World Wildlife Fund-US, Washington DC

Project Manager, US Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington DC


Master of Science, Business Management, Boston University in Rome, Italy

Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs, James Madison University

IFAW Publications

Criminal Nature, an in-depth look at the global security implications of the illegal wildlife trade

U.S. Ivory Trade: Can a Crackdown on Trafficking Save The Last Titan?, a legal paper analyzing U.S. ivory seizure data, current laws and policy solutions

Valuing Nature Interaction