Head, Global Protected Areas Programme
Trevor leads IUCN’s Global Programme on Protected Areas which consists of a small secretariat staff based in headquarters in Switzerland, and in an extensive distributed staff located in all of IUCN’s regional offices around the world. His role includes co-ordinating IUCN’s work to conserve biodiversity and ensure its sustainable and equitable use through mainstreaming protected areas as an effective institutional model.
Senior Programme Officer
Pedro Rosabal's work in IUCN includes preparing technical documents and assessments on protected areas issues, support and networking with the World Commission on Protected Areas, project coordination and management, project development and negotiation, as well as technical and policy input to the CBD process and the UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention, including the evaluation of WH nominations and undertaking monitoring missions to WH properties.
His regional experience in IUCN covers Latin America and the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East, North Eurasia and the Pacific. He is member of the IUCN/World Heritage Panel and the International Council of Experts of the Institute for Responsible Tourism. He also contributes regularly to master courses on protected areas issues organized by the University of Almeria, the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the International University Menéndez Pelayo.
Senior Programme Advisor
David is the Global Protected Areas Programme lead for Protected Areas Capacity Development. He works in association with WCPA, other IUCN Commissions, UN Agencies, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the World Heritage Programme and partner organizations, to support countries striving to meet their commitments under the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas and Aichi Targets.
David is assigned to the GPAP from the U.S. National Park Service. In the more than 30 years he has been with the National Park Service, he has served in a variety of positions that included assignments in parks and the NPS Office of International Affairs.
Senior Programme Advisor
Stephen is assigned to GPAP from Parks Canada, helping GPAP to increase the scientific rigour of its arguments for protected areas as natural solutions to climate change. His scientific and management expertise support efforts to achieve appropriate policy and public funding for protected area systems”.
He is also co-chairing the WCPA Task Force on Biodiversity and Protected Areas.
Stephen is an ecologist who has worked in conservation for more than 30 years. He was Chief Ecosystem Scientist for Parks Canada, where he worked on a number of issues related to protected areas, including developing techniques for monitoring and assessment of ecological integrity, and ecological restoration.
Programme Development Manager
James helps to ensure that priority programmes are well designed and resourced to best achieve lasting results. He has a diverse background in protected areas, community-based conservation, and climate change adaptation. James has worked with protected area issues for conservation agencies in countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific and in Australia. He has particular expertise in participatory planning tools and sustainable financing for conservation and is a passionate advocate for island issues. James, a UK and Australian national, has assisted the Republic of Marshall Islands at United Nations climate change convention events. He is a keen supporter of traditional canoe voyaging by Pacific Island navigators.
Regional Communications Network Manager
Jamie is based in the Asia Regional Office, in Bangkok, Thailand, and is responsible for GPAP’s communications efforts worldwide while also ensuring GPAP is responsive to regional interests. Before joining IUCN, Jamie worked for the WWF Tigers Alive Initiative. His extensive experience covers countries in Africa and Asia, including communications work for the International Gorilla Conservation Programme, BirdLife International and the Wildlife Conservation Society. He has extensive biodiversity conservation knowledge at all levels as well as many other skills, including professional writing and editing and project development.
A US citizen, Jamie speaks English, French and Bahasa Indonesia, and holds university degrees in Communications and International Environmental Policy.
Protected Areas Governance Senior Advisor
Paula joined GPAP as a secondee from Parques Nacionales Naturales Colombia to support and develops activities related to governance of protected areas and benefit sharing, with particular focus on the planning and implementation of this theme in the World Parks Congress 2014.
Paula’s experience includes working in biodiversity conservation in Colombian and international organizations. She has been supporting the National Park agency in following up and implementing international conventions. She holds a degree in Government and International Relations, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Sustainability Sciences to address Global Change.
Paula speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese and French and is a passionate scuba diver.
World Parks Congress Partnership Manager
Dawn is coordinating efforts among IUCN and Australian agencies regarding sponsorship, fundraising and programme development opportunities in the run up and immediate follow-up to the World Park Congress in November 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Dawn has over ten years of experience in international development, working with NGOs in countries including Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Peru. Dawn most recently served as the Head of Mission/Country Director for the United Methodist Committee On Relief in Sri Lanka. Her background includes programme development and fundraising, programme management, inter-agency coordination and monitoring and evaluation. Dawn has an MA in International Development from the University of Denver in the US, and BA in Biology. She is from the US state of Minnesota, and enjoys long distance running, trekking and somersaults and playing “peek-a-boo” with her two young children. Dawn is based at IUCN headquarters in Gland.
World Parks Congress Executive Officer
Helen will represent IUCN in the World Parks Congress 2014 Executive Management Team, together with counterparts in Parks Australia and the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service. Helen is based at IUCN headquarters in Gland. She was most recently CEO of the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust in Northern Ireland, which was responsible for the natural and cultural heritage of the north coast, and worked previously for the Europarc Atlantic Isles, where she organized several large conferences, seminars and workshops, including the Europarc Conference. Her experience ranges from protected areas management, to operational management of large organizations and she has worked with governments, NGOs and charities at all levels. Described as a “can do” person, Helen calls the UK home, and has wide-ranging outdoor interests, including horse riding, swimming and sailing. She balances these with a love of theatre, concerts and cinema.
Membership and Communications Officer
Delwyn deals with all communication for protected areas and WCPA , including promotion, publications and the Global Protected Areas Programme and the WCPA Website.
She manages the IUCN WCPA membership database and deals with the day-to-day communication with WCPA members.
She is also responsible for the logistics and general administration of many of the IUCN and WCPA Global Protected Area Meetings.
She is Swiss and Australian, bilingual French and English and has worked in environment for more than 20 years.
Programme Operations Officer
Zsuzsa provides administrative, financial and operational support to GPAP’s operations and those of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). She is also involved in financial and administrative management of the EC/ACP funded BIOPAMA Programme.
Zsuzsa is a native Hungarian with a Masters degree in Business Administration. Her experience includes both the private and non-profit sectors, most recently with WWF. She has a solid and diverse background in office administration, project finance and management. Zsuzsa speaks Hungarian, English, French, Spanish and some German. She practices and teaches yoga in her free time and enjoys travelling and healthy living.