IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN SSC Phylogenetic Diversity Task Force

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Overview and description

Description:
The Tree of Life is a storehouse of potential benefits to humanity and protecting it ensures that we protect these benefits into the future. The PDTF seeks to promote the importance of conserving ...

The Tree of Life is a storehouse of potential benefits to humanity and protecting it ensures that we protect these benefits into the future. The PDTF seeks to promote the importance of conserving phylogenetic diversity, and so the tree of life and our evolutionary heritage, enhancing the understanding and wider adoption of phylogenetic diversity in conservation among conservation practitioners, decision - makers, business, the academic community and the public.

Group leadership

Dr Nisha OWEN

Chair

Dr. Nisha Owen is Executive Director at the environmental and climate justice funder Global Greengrants Fund UK, a conservationist with almost two decades of experience championing locally-led efforts ...

Dr. Nisha Owen is Executive Director at the environmental and climate justice funder Global Greengrants Fund UK, a conservationist with almost two decades of experience championing locally-led efforts to value and conserve the natural world for the benefit of communities and future generations. Nisha played an integral role in the rapid establishment and growth of charitable foundation On the Edge as Director of Conservation. Previously, Nisha worked at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), developing the EDGE of Existence programme into its current incarnation as a ZSL flagship, as well as developing innovative online capacity building initiatives with United for Wildlife and National Geographic Society. Nisha Chairs the IUCN SSC Phylogenetic Diversity Task Force, sits on the Conservation Advisory Panel of the World Land Trust and serves as Trustee for London Learning Foundation, improving the wellbeing of disadvantaged communities in the UK. She holds a PhD from the University of Leeds on human-wildlife conflict in south India.

 

 

At a glance

Official name:
IUCN SSC Phylogenetic Diversity Task Force
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