World Commission on Protected Areas

WCPA Thematic Vice-Chairs, Specialist Groups and Task Forces

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The following Specialist Groups and Task Forces have been established by IUCN WCPA.  The General Terms of Reference for Specialist Group and Task Force Leaders can be downloaded here: TORs for SG and TF Leaders

The following Specialist Groups and Task Forces have been established by IUCN WCPA. Each SG and TF has an approved Terms of Reference for its activities. The template for preparing TORs for approval by the WCPA EXCO can be downloaded here:  File WCPA Template for TORs

WCPA Thematic Vice Chairs

Capacity Development
Mike APPLETON
Governance
Thora AMEND
Marine
Dan LAFFOLEY
Natural Solutions
Nigel DUDLEY
People and Parks
Karen KEENLEYSIDE

Science and Biodiversity
Stephen WOODLEY

Science and Management
Marc HOCKINGS

World Heritage
Cyril KORMOS
Young Professionals
Mariasole BIANCO
 

 

WCPA SPECIALIST GROUPS LEADERS

WCPA Specialist Groups are established by the WCPA EXCO to bring together Commission Members who can provide ongoing specialist expertise and leadership in topics that are Commission and Programme Priorities. Specialist Groups report to the WCPA Steering Committee. The current suite of Specialist Groups is listed below. To contribute to the work of any Specialist Group, please contact the relevant Specialist Group Leader.

Climate Change
Oscar GUEVARA
Risa SMITH

Connectivity Conservation
Gary TABOR

Cultural and Spiritual Values
Bas VERSCHUUREN
Edwin BERNBAUM

Freshwater
Ian HARRISON
Harmony PATRICIO

Geoheritage
Kyung Sik WOO
Wesley HILL

Governance
Carmen MIRANDA-LARREA
Terence HAY-EDIE

Grasslands

Kirk OLSON

Green List

Marc HOCKINGS

High Seas

Kristina GJERDE

Health and Well-Being

Jo HOPKINS

Management Effectiveness

Jonas GELDMANN
Sandra VALENZUELA

Marine Mammals (Jointly with SSC)

Giuseppe NOTARBARTOLO DI SCIARA
Erich HOYT

Mountains

Peter JACOBS

Protected Area Legislation

VACANT

Privately Protected Areas and Nature Stewardship

Brent MITCHELL

Protected Landscape/Seascapes

Jessica  BROWN

Tourism and Protected Areas

Anna SPENCELEY

Transboundary Conservation

Kevan ZUNCKEL

Urban Conservation Strategies

Ted TRZYNA

Wilderness

Vance MARTIN

WCPA TASK FORCE LEADERS

WCPA Task Forces are established by the WCPA EXCO to accomplish a specific time-bound task, e.g. the preparation of a WCPA Best Practice Guideline publication or the preparation of a particular policy. The Terms of Reference of WPCA Task Force and their leadership are approved by the WCPA EXCO. To contribute to the work of any current Task Force, please contact the relevant Task Force Leader as set out below. To propose the establishment of a new Task Force, you should contact a member of the WCPA EXCO or the Chair/Deputy Chair.

Beyond the Aichi Targets

Harvey LOCKE

Biodiversity and Protected Areas

Stephen WOODLEY
Penny LANGHAMMER

Invasive Alien Species (jointly with SSC)

Piero GENOVESI

Large scale Marine Protected Areas

Aulani WILHELM
Jon DAY

Nature for All (Jointly with CEC)

Karen KEENLEYSIDE
Sean SOUTHEY

Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures

Harry JONAS
Kathy MACKINNON

INITIATIVES

Capacity Development Initiative

Mike APPLETON
Eleanor STERLING

 

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