Julie Wraithmell

Julie Wraithmell

Executive Director

Julie Wraithmell serves as the Executive Director of Audubon Florida, the state’s leading voice in conservation. Julie joined Audubon in 2005 and has successfully led statewide conservation and wildlife policy initiatives, built Audubon Florida’s robust coastal conservation program, coordinated Audubon’s response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and helped secure millions in funding for protecting Florida’s land and water resources.  In 2018, 2019, and again in 2020, Julie was selected as one of Miami Herald’s Top 50 Influencers.

Before joining Audubon in 2005, Julie worked for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission where she created the Great Florida Birding Trail. In 2015, she was recognized with National Audubon Society’s highest staff honor, the Charles H. Callison Award. Julie has a Bachelor of Science in biology from Duke University and a Master of Science from Florida State University. An avid birder, Julie also served as President of Apalachee Audubon, and on the board of the Florida Ornithological Society.

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Articles by Julie Wraithmell

Audubon Florida Urges Stiffer Fines for Removal of Least Tern Colony from Keys Yacht Club: A Statement from Executive Director Julie Wraithmell
Coastal Conservation

Audubon Florida Statement Urges Stiffer Fines in Reaction to Removal of Least Tern Colony from Keys Yacht Club: A Statement from Executive Director Julie Wraithmell

— There must be stiffer penalties for violating wildlife laws, otherwise they simply become the cost of doing business. Florida must do better.