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David Kracke


David Kracke is an attorney in Portland, Oregon who for over 28 years has been working on environmental issues including endangered species protection and habitat preservation. He is a legislative specialist who has authored and co-authored five laws in the State of Oregon such as 2016’s landmark anti-poaching legislation, which included specific provisions concerning the taking of bear gallbladders, bear paws, cougar bones, cougar sex organs and other wildlife parts destined for the Asian black markets. In 2011 David was part of the legislative team that banned the possession, sale and trade of shark fins within Oregon. He has served on the board of directors of the Rhino Trust, the Kaya Foundation and the Emerald Blue Project, and he worked closely with the late Anna Merz with regard to moral and political issues surrounding rhino preservation in Africa. 

David studied international environmental law at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon and at the University of Nairobi Law School in Kenya. He currently practices law in Portland, Oregon where he lives with his wife of 23 years. They have two lovely daughters who are now out of the house and making their own marks on the world.