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Robin Abell

Robin Abell

Freshwater Lead, Conservation International

Conservation International


  • Freshwater Lead, Conservation International


Robin Abell is Conservation International’s Freshwater Lead. She joined Conservation International from The Nature Conservancy’s Global Water program, where she led an ambitious project to demonstrate and quantify the benefits of water protection. Before that, Robin spent 17 years with World Wildlife Fund’s Conservation Science Program, where she led a team that produced foundational publications on freshwater conservation. Robin’s professional interests include freshwater biodiversity, freshwater protected areas, inland fisheries, corporate stewardship and conservation impact assessment. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.S. in Aquatic Ecology from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment.


  • MS, Aquatic Ecology, University of Michigan
  • BA, Yale University