Richard Reading

People_Richard Reading, Research Associate

Research Associate

Richard Reading is the Director for Research and Conservation at Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, CO and Executive Director of the Coalition for International Conservation. Rich has conducted or overseen projects on six continents, working primarily on grassland and arid ecosystems. His work focuses on developing pragmatic, effective, and interdisciplinary approaches to conservation. In 2020, Rich received the highest state decoration of Mongolia, the Order of the Polar Star, for his significant contributions to wildlife conservation, leadership, strengthening bilateral cooperation, and building the capacity of the next generation of Mongolian conservationists.