Hank Tyler is an American zoologist and botanist who worked for Maine State government for 34 years on conservation project including natural areas, endangered species, lake management and recycling. For six years he was the forester for a privately owned natural areas open to the public. Hank has had extensive experience as a volunteer of non-profit conservation organizations at the local, state and national level in America. In his home state of Maine, US, he was founding president of the local Audubon Society and co-founder of The Forest Society of Maine. He was president of the Natural Areas Association a membership organization of volunteers and professionals that managed natural areas that ranged from private lands, non-profit owned lands, local, state and national park lands.
Hank has participated in international conservation symposia and conferences in Canada, England and Australia. He and his family have hosted international biologists and conservationists visiting eastern United States. While president of the Natural Areas Association, international natural areas workshops were held in several Central and South American countries.
In addition, art and sculpture are interwoven into Hank’s life. Beginning in 1960 at the age of 15 he began wood sculpture of birds, and to this day he continues to sculpt birds. He is a founding member of The Society for Wildlife Art for the Nation (UK). His sculptures have been juried into “Birds in Art” 16 times. Tyler’s sculptures are in the permanent collections of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and Museum of American Bird Art in America and Nature in Art in UK. He is co-founder of Art for Nature Nepal. Three of Tyler’s flying ducks are at McCollum Center, Harvard Business School.
Hank spends his time living in America and Australia.
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