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Inger Andersen

Inger Andersen was appointed Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in January 2015. Ms Andersen has more than 30 years of experience in international development economics, environmental sustainability and policy-making. Prior to joining IUCN, Ms Andersen held various leadership roles at the World Bank and United Nations.

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Poonam Dhanwatey

Poonam Dhanwatey is an Indian wildlife conservationist known for her work towards mitigating human-tiger conflict and involving communities in conservation. She is the co-founder and trustee of the not-for-profit organisation Tiger Research and Conservation Trust (TRACT), one of the partners of IUCN’s Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme. She is also a member of the Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife and member of the Local Advisory Committee for Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.

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Scott Hajost

Scott Hajost es el Director Gerente del Programa Global Whistleblower de denunciantes de delitos relacionados con la fauna silvestre del Whistleblower Center en Washington, D.C. - una organización miembro de la UICN. Es un aAbogado internacional y experto en derecho y política ambiental, Scott Hajost trabaja desde con más de 37 años de experiencia trabajando con el gobierno de los EE. UU., las ONG, las instituciones multilaterales y proyectos globales de medio ambiente y desarrollo. El Sr. Hajost fue anteriormente Director Ejecutivo de la Oficina Multilateral de la UICN en los Estados Unidos. Es miembro electo del Comité Ejecutivo del Comité Nacional de Estados Unidos de la UICN, vicepresidente de la Junta de la Coalición Antártica y Océano Austral, y miembro de varias comisiones de la UICN, incluida la Comisión Mundial de Derecho Ambiental.

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David Johnson

David Johnson is Chief Executive of the Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability Network, an IUCN Member. He leads the Trust in developing projects integrating improvements in reproductive health with conservation-focussed sustainable livelihood interventions. Mr Johnson is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, and a member of the Executive Committee of the IUCN National Committee UK. He is a former environmental and town planning lawyer, Field Guide, and has consulted for both conservation and health NGOs.

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Yolanda Kakabadse

Yolanda Kakabadse es una ambientalista ecuatoriana y Presidente del Panel del Rio Doce. Fue Presidenta de la UICN de 1996 a 2004, Ministra del Ambiente de Ecuador de 1998 a 2000, y Presidente de WWF Internacional de 2010 a 2017. También es fundadora de la Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano. La Sra. Kakabadse recibió el “Golden Ark Order” (Orden del arca dorada) (1991), el Premio “Global 500” del PNUMA (1992), el Premio Zayed (2001) y un Doctorado Honoris Causa en Ciencias (ScD) de la Universidad de East Anglia (2008), entre otros reconocimientos.

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Richard Leakey

El Dr. Richard Leakey es un prominente paleoantropólogo y conservacionista de Kenia. Es conocido por los hallazgos de fósiles relacionados con la evolución humana y por sus esfuerzos para preservar la vida silvestre del continente africano. Actualmente es profesor de Antropología en la Universidad de Stony Brook, Nueva York, y fundador y presidente del Instituto de Cuenca de Turkana, un centro de investigación con sede en Kenia centrado en paleontología, arqueología y geología. El Dr. Leakey es también un Padrino de la Naturaleza de la UICN.

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Russell Mittermeier

Russell Mittermeier is Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Primate Specialist Group and Chief Conservation Officer of Global Wildlife Conservation, an IUCN Member. He has worked with IUCN for four decades: has been on the SSC Steering Committee since 1982, was an IUCN Councillor from 2004 to 2012, a Vice-President from 2008 to 2012, and is currently an Honorary Member. He is a primatologist and herpetologist by training, with a strong focus on tropical forest conservation. Dr Mittermeier is also the author of many books, as well as scientific and popular papers. Madagascar is one of his focal countries and he has made more than 90 trips there since 1984.

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Fred Nelson

Fred Nelson is Executive Director of Maliasili, a non-profit organisation that supports leading African conservation organisations to deliver greater impact, and member of IUCN’s CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group.

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Queen Noor Al Hussein

Su Majestad la Reina Noor Al Hussein es una figura pública internacional y defensora de la consolidación de la paz mundial y la recuperación post-conflictos. La Reina Noor ha hecho de las prioridades ambientales un componente esencial de su trabajo, promoviendo la seguridad humana y la resolución de conflictos. Es presidenta emérita y fundadora de BirdLife International y fideicomisaria  emérita de Conservation International, ambos Miembros de la UICN. También es miembro de Ocean Elders. Ha recibido el Premio Global 500 del Programa de Medio Ambiente de las Naciones Unidas por su activismo, entre otros honores. La Reina Noor es Madrina de la Naturaleza de la UICN.

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IUCN SSC members - reptiles and sustainable use

Dr Daniel Natusch, Prof. Grahame Webb, Prof. Richard Shine, Dr Rosie Cooney, Dr Dilys Roe, Mr Tomas Waller, Prof. Mike Archer, Prof. Lee Fitzgerald, Dr Pablo Siroski and Prof. Kartik Shanker are all conservationists and species specialists with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC). They have worked extensively on conservation and sustainable use of wildlife including reptiles, and understand the benefits to local peoples’ livelihoods this trade provides.

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Daniel Simberloff

Daniel Simberloff is Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Tennessee. Professor Simberloff received his A.B. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, and has spent his working life dedicated to research in ecology, conservation biology and invasion biology, authoring over 500 publications. Notably, he won the Mercer Award for his work in island biogeography and played an instrumental role in setting USA legislation on invasive species. He is editor-in-chief of Biological Invasions and member of the IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group.

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Jon Stryker

Jon Stryker is founder and president of the Arcus Foundation, a private, global grant-making organization with headquarters in New York City and Cambridge, UK.  Founded in 2000, Arcus is dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. The foundation supports the advancement of LGBTQ human rights, and conservation of the world's great apes and gibbons. Mr Stryker is a founding board member of the Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya and Save the Chimps in Fort Pierce, Florida. He also serves on the boards of The Museum of Modern Art, Kalamazoo College and Friends of the High Line, a non-profit organization that funds the maintenance and operations of the High Line park in New York City.  

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Dr Vinod Thomas

Dr Vinod Thomas is an Indian economist whose work lies at the intersection of economic, social and environmental issues. He is currently a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore and the Asian Institute of Management, Manila. Prior to this, he was the Director General of Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank. Dr Thomas has also held a number of senior positions at the World Bank, including Director General and Senior Vice President of the Independent Evaluation Group. In 2004, he received the World Bank Green Award for his environmental stewardship. He has authored numerous publications including The Quality of Growth (2000), Multilateral Banks and the Development Process (2012) and Climate Change and Natural Disasters (2018).

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Carola van Rijnsoever

Carola van Rijnsoever is Ambassador for Sustainable Development and Director of the Inclusive Green Growth Department (IGG) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The Inclusive Green Growth Department formulates and implements Dutch foreign and international cooperation policies in the fields of climate, water, food security, energy, raw materials and polar issues. Ms van Rijnsoever has worked in various positions at the Ministry since 1996 and was Permanent Representative to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union before she joined IGG. She holds a degree in economics.

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Las opiniones expresadas en el blog Crossroads son las del autor y no necesariamente reflejan las de la UICN o un consenso de sus organizaciones Miembros.

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