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Sustainability Seminars hosted by SRI: ‘Pro-Poor Conservation? What is it, why is it important and what is IIED doing about it?’

May 11, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Speaker: Dilys Roe, Principal Researcher and Team Leader at International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)


This seminar will provide an overview of the work of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) on the theme of pro-poor conservation. It will start by exploring the concept of pro-poor conservation  – its origins, rationale and evolution. It will then explore what it means for conservation to be “pro-poor” highlighting different interpretations of the approach and different principles that characterise it. Finally it will look at the approach IIED is taking to support pro-poor conservation in its various different forms and through various different approaches including research, policy advocacy and capacity development.

About the Speaker

Dilys Roe is a principal researcher at the sustainable development think-tank, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), based in London. Dilys leads IIED’s work on biodiversity which focusses on integrating social concerns into conservation policy and practice; support community based approaches to biodiversity management; and mainstreaming biodiversity into development policy.
She has written extensively on community based natural resources management; “pro poor”  conservation; biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction; and, more recently illegal wildlife trade. During her 20+ years at IIED, Dilys has also spent some time seconded to the UK Department for International Development as a consultant biodiversity advisor. Dilys is a member of the steering committee of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi) and is Fellow of the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC). Dilys has a PhD in biodiversity management from the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent.


May 11, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm




SEE Seminar Rooms, 8.119
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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