Leda Huta

Executive Director, Endangered Species Coalition

Leda Huta is the Executive Director of the Endangered Species Coalition, a national network of hundreds of conservation, scientific, education, religious, sporting, outdoor recreation, humane, business and community groups across the country. Through public education, scientific information and citizen participation, the Endangered Species Coalition works to protect our nation's wildlife and wild places. The ESC is a non-partisan coalition working with concerned citizens and decision makers from all parties to protect endangered species and habitat. Previously, Leda was the Acting Executive Director for Finding Species, a nonprofit that uses photography as a niche to protect species biodiversity—from the United States to the Amazon, and she remains on the Finding Species Board. Previous to that, Leda worked for Resource Conservation Alliance to protect forests from a “markets” perspective—advancing alternatives to ancient forest wood products. Leda is one of the cofounders of EcoWomen—a community of women who foster networking and collaboration for a healthy environment. Leda speaks Ukrainian and Spanish and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto with a double major in environmental science and environment & resource management and a minor in zoology.