William Holmstrom

Bill started his career with the Department of Herpetology at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo in 1976, and from 1988 until his retirement in 2009 he served as the Department Collection Manager. He was appointed Species Coordinator and Studbook Keeper for the American Zoo and Aquarium Association's Radiated Tortoise Species Survival Plan (SSP) in 1985, and became Studbook Keeper and Co-coordinator of the Burmese Star Tortoise SSP in 2006.

Bill has a lifetime of experience in turtle and tortoise conservation and has served as an instructor for a variety of WCS and Turtle Survival Alliance sponsored workshops in Southeast Asia.