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.
Temporary Programme Officer
Jordi is Project Manager for the EC funded BIOPAMA project. In 2010, he began as a project officer for the IUCN Social Policy unit, focusing on building capacity for natural resource governance. He brings in-depth experience with socio-cultural aspects of conservation. He has worked with IUCN offices and members in Africa, South America, Middle East and South Asia.
Jordi has worked with NGOs, governments and indigenous organizations in the Tropical Andean Region, on policy, protected area planning, landscape conservation, governance and communities.
Jordi was born in New York City and has a Catalan background. He has a Doctorate in International Environmental Planning from UCLA.
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.
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.
Trainee BIOPAMA communications
Marie is responsible for the preparation and distribution of communications products on BIOPAMA’s implementation and the coordination of translation of key communications materials. She supports communications activities related to the World Conservation Congress, such as the Protected Planet pavilion. She is also involved in the WCPA newsletter and website, as well as activities related to Protected Planet, a key tool under the BIOPAMA programme.
Marie, a German national, holds a master's degree in Biodiversity and Ecology. She has carried out research on forest fire ecology in Mongolia and has volunteered for conservation organizations for many years.