MAPA Group Partner, Dr. Evan Blumer, has worked for more than 30 years to integrate wildlife, habitat and energy conservation strategies with new, sustainable development models.
For the majority of his career, Dr. Blumer has worked as a Wildlife Veterinarian, Conservation Biologist, and NGO Executive. With extensive “field experience” in more than 25 countries, and a pioneering role in the development of large-scale “Conservation Centers”, Blumer has endeavored to bridge the gap between traditional zoological facilities and free-ranging populations of the planet’s most threatened wildlife species.
From 2002 – 2010, Dr. Blumer led (as Executive Director/CEO) the growth and advancement of the Wilds, one of the largest and most innovative Conservation, Science and Education Centers in the world. While his work at the Wilds allowed Blumer to advance new models for wildlife and habitat conservation, the opportunity to manage this large land-base also allowed for the development of Advanced Energy and Land-Use strategies. Blumer led the development of the “Prairie Power” and “Carbon Prairie” projects which identified new ways to put severely degraded land to use in the production of “Biomass” for energy generation, as well as “sequestering” significant amounts of atmospheric carbon, all while rebuilding soils and enhancing biodiversity.
In 2010 Blumer created OsoMono LTD, a unique consultancy practice focused on Wildlife, Habitat and Energy Conservation Strategies. Working with a diverse array of partners and clients, recent projects have included:
- Zoological and wildlife projects in Chile, Columbia, Argentina, Cape Verde, Portugal, United Kingdom, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and India.
- Land-use and urban park planning in Mexico and Chile
- Advanced/Alternative energy projects in the United States, with a focus on utility-scale solar (including regional supply-chain development), bio-energy and waste to energy systems, distributed generation and CO2 capture and utilization
- Sustainability/Resiliency focus with particular emphasis on water (energy efficient desalination, atmospheric water capture, and nutrient run-off mitigation), biomimicry and permaculture, and waste minimalization and utilization strategies
Blumer’s academic training includes Bucknell University (B.S.), State University of N.Y. at Stony Brook (M.S.), and the University of Pennsylvania (V.M.D. and Ph.D. program), and he has held academic appointments at several colleges and universities. Blumer was a board member of the Appalachian Alternative Energy Institute, a founding member of the Conservation Centers for Species Survival (C2S2) consortium, serves on the Steering Committee of the IUCN – Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, and is Board Member of the International Rhino Foundation.