Rosie Cooney

Rosie Cooney

Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Group

Cross-Commission CEESP/SSC group

Chair: Rosie Cooney

Rosie Cooney is Chair of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi). Rosie is a specialist in biodiversity policy and management, with a background in zoology and law, and over twelve years experience in international and national policy research, analysis and development. Her experience includes working on wildlife trade and CITES for ResourceAfrica and WWF International; coordinating The Precautionary Principle Project for IUCN and project partners; and consulting governments, NGOs and the private sector in Australia and internationally. She teaches at the Institute of Environmental Studies, University of New South Wales. Her major areas of expertise are; sustainable use of wildlife; conservation and local livelihoods; international wildlife trade regulation; and environmental governance, with a strong focus on seeking approaches that both meet human needs and conserve biodiversity. Rosie holds first class Honours degrees in Zoology and in Law from the Australian National University and a PhD in Zoology from the University of Cambridge.