Songlin Wang is an experienced and passionate NGO leader in China’s marine ecosystem protection and sustainable seafood movement. His 20-year study and conservation experience includes work for The Nature Conservancy, Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF China and WWF International), and The Paulson Institute (PI). His role with WWF include implementing the Yellow Sea Ecoregion Planning and Support Project in partnership with Panasonic and UNDP, and introducing MSC and ASC to Chinese seafood industry and market stakeholders. He also masterminded and managed PI’s signature Coastal Wetland Conservation Blueprint Project helping identify and preserve China’s most critical coastal wetlands together with Chinese governmental and academic leaders.
Songlin has been leading Ocean Outcomes’ China team since 2015. In 2016 he established Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s China program. In 2017, Songlin founded and since has been chairing Qingdao Marine Conservation Society, a new Chinese eNGO focusing on coastal & marine ecosystem conservation and seafood sustainability.
Songlin majored in marine ecology at the Ocean University of China as an undergraduate, and then obtained a masters’ degree in environmental management at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.