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.
Deputy Director, Global Protected Areas Programme
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.
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.
BIOPAMA Liaison and Communications Officer
Roxana is managing the communication of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme jointly implemented by IUCN and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. She is also managing the relations with the programme’s donors, the European Union and the ACP Group, as well as with Brussels based stakeholders. Roxana is working closely with 4 regional offices of IUCN in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, and other regional and global partners of the programme.
Roxana joined IUCN in March 2011 and is based in the IUCN European Regional Office in Brussels. She has an academic background in Communication and Public Relations, Political Sciences and European Affairs and speaks Romanian, English, French and Spanish.
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, prior to IUCN, Zsuzsa worked three years for WWF International.
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.
Maria Tomas Da Costa
Administrative and Finance Assistant
Valérie is in charge of Global Protected Areas Programme communication, including the monthly newsletter and the website, and will equally be the Protected Planet Pavilion manager at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016.
Valérie's professional background is predominantly in communications and operational humanitarian work with the ICRC, Oxfam and MSF, including protection work in Sudan and Uganda, project management in Rwanda, programme management and livelihoods in Sri Lanka, and emergencies in Haiti, Pakistan, the Philippines, Niger, and Mali.
Valérie holds a BA in philosophy and anthropology from Boston University, and a MA in development studies and international relations from the University of East Anglia. A passionate photographer, Valérie equally loves all outdoor sports and activities, and to attend artistic and cultural events, preferably in natural settings. Valérie speaks French, English, Dutch, Spanish and basic German.
Mr Mamy Heriniaina Tiana RAKOTOJOHARY (Johary)
Programme Officer, Finance and Administration
Johary Rakotojohary was born in Madagascar; he grew up around different Malagasy rich biodiversity which made him a nature passionate. After obtaining a Business Administration degree from the University of Madagascar INSCAE, he began his career with International conservation organisations at Pact, a Grant Management unit of USAID in Madagascar. He contributed into the development of the Ranomafana National Park.
In 2000 Johary joined WWF Madagascar, he spent 2 years managing mainly the finance of the Environmental Education programme. Prior moving to IUCN he spent 13 years in different finance responsibilities at WWF International.
Johary enjoys the sound of piano; he often spends Friday evening with his family playing music to celebrate the TGIF. His favourite sport is mountain biking. One of his craziest hobbies is baking to recycle bread, cakes and biscuits.
Johary is married and has two gorgeous boys of 12 and 7 years.
Coordinator - Pan-African Protected Areas (South Africa)
Dr. Geoffroy Mauvais is a veterinarian who has been involved in nature conservation for over 30 years (he received the Ford Foundation award at the age of 17 for a conservation project led in South of France). He has worked in Africa since 1992, on development issues and protected areas management. He has joined IUCN in 2006, in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), and has been coordinating the program on protected areas in West and Central Africa for 5 years. He is now based in Pretoria (South Africa) and runs the program on African protected areas & conservation (IUCN-Papaco) focusing on enhancing governance, management and sustainability of protected areas in Africa. More on www.papaco.org