David Gadsden

David Gadsden, Esri’s Director of Conservation Solutions, is an applied geographer with more than two decades of experience applying geospatial technology to address complex humanitarian and conservation challenges. Gadsden earned a geography degree from the University of Washington in 1995 and later served as a US Peace Corps volunteer in rural Tanzania, working on community-based natural resource management. In his early career he architected and implemented GIS solutions to address environmental, social, public safety, emergency response and construction engineering challenges while working for both commercial and nonprofit organizations. In 2002, Gadsden joined Esri, where he initially served as a technical advisor to the United Nations, US Department of State, and USAID. He has helped a diverse community leverage the “Science of Where” to address complex challenges ranging from global health, disaster response, wildlife protection, green infrastructure, tribal governance, historic preservation and community development.

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Finding Conservation Hope – Earth Day 2023

As we reflect on Earth Day 2023, much conservation work lies ahead and hope is needed at all levels.

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American Prairie Advances Conservation and Restoration With GIS

American Prairie reflects on how GIS improves operational management to support conservation efforts.

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Esri Conservation Summit 2021 Blog Series: African People & Wildlife

African People & Wildlife highlights from the Esri Conservation Summit—Africa, which was held virtually in September 2021.

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2021 Esri Conservation Summit Blog Series: Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA)

This is a series of blogs showcasing the user presentations from the Esri Conservation Summit - Africa, held virtually in September 2021.

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Our Wonderful World: Earth Day 2021

Earth Day reflections from Esri Conservation team on the importance of saving our natural world and restoring our connection to nature.

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