Chief Scientist, UNEP-WCMC (UN Environment Program – World Conservation Monitoring Center)
Neil’s primary role as Chief Scientist is to develop the scientific work and profile of UNEP-WCMC with external partners interested in the conservation of nature, and the role data and analysis plays in this. He also oversees the Science Program and helps to publish leading scientific work at the science-policy interfaces. Neil has been working in conservation science and practice for more than 20 years, in the UK, Denmark and tropical Africa, especially eastern Africa. Much of his work has focused on habitat conservation in nature reserves in Europe and Africa through partnerships with non-governmental organizations, private foundations, state and community-based organizations.