February 7 - Jessica Brown
Stewardship of parks and protected areas by communities: diverse landscapes, diverse governance models
Thursday, 4 PM, Aiken Center, Room 102
Jessica Brown is Executive Director of the New England Biolabs Foundation, an independent, private foundation that provides small grants to community-based conservation projects in selected countries in Central America, South America and Africa. She chairs the Protected Landscapes Specialist Group of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), and has worked in countries of the Caribbean, Mesoamerica, Andean South America, Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Jessica served as Senior Vice President for International Programs with the Quebec-Labrador Foundation (QLF) and currently consults with the UNDP/Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme and its Community Management of Protected Areas for Conservation initiative. She serves on the governing boards of Terralingua, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples and New England International Donors. She holds degrees from Brown University and Clark University. Recent publications include The Protected Landscape Approach: Linking Nature, Culture and Community, a special issue of the journal, Management of Environmental Quality (Traditional Agricultural Landscapes and Community Conserved Areas) and the launch of a new series on Values of Protected Landscapes and Seascapes.
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