Expedition 2000 to Isla
William T. Everett
William T. Everett is an ornithologist, marine scientist, and island biogeographer whose work on Baja California's islands has spanned over 20 years. He is regarded as the world's expert on the seabirds of Baja California, about which he has published numerous articles and scientific papers. During the course of his career, Bill has also worked in some of the most remote corners of the world, including several winters in the Arctic, six voyages the entire length of the Amazon River, and two forays to isolated islands of Antarctica. Educated in Marine Science at the University of San Diego, much of Bill's efforts have been directed towards saving rare and endangered inhabitants of the ocean environment. He is a recent past President of the Pacific Seabird Group, an international scientific organization. He has led expeditions to the Galapagos Islands, the Marquesas, Tuamotu, Society, and Line Islands. Currently, he is working together with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Army to restore the natural resources of Wake Atoll, one of the most inaccessible island groups in the North Pacific Ocean. He worked for nearly a decade on San Clemente Island to save one of North America's most endangered birds, the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus mearnsi. He is currently serving as president of the Endangered Species Recovery Council.
His accomplishments led to his appointment as a Research Associate of the San Diego Natural History Museum, a Research Fellow of the Zoological Society of San Diego, and the Senior Conservation Biologist of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society of London, and a 1997 candidate for the prestigious Pew Fellowship for Conservation and the Environment. He has completed a post-graduate program in Strategic Public Sector Negotiation at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He currently serves as President of the Endangered Species Recovery Council, a global non-profit task force of scientists and conservationists dedicated to implementing innovative solutions for saving critically threatened species. In 1995 he was invited to address Harvard Business School's OPM 16 reunion in San Francisco, and in 1996 he was also invited to Hawaii to speak to the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) about remote islands of the central Pacific Ocean.