Holly T. Dublin

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"Holly Dublin - nueva presidenta de la CSEIUCN, Gland, Switzerland 10 Dec 2004. Dr Holly T. Dublin’s association with the Species Survival Commission began over 30 years ago when she became a member of her first Specialist Group. Since that time she has contributed to numerous SSC Specialist Groups, task forces and initiatives. In 1992 she became the Chair of the African Elephant SG, one of the Commission’s most productive and acclaimed groups. In 1994, Holly joined the SSC Executive Committee and has been a dynamic participant ever since...

"Although Holly has lived in East Africa most of her life, she received her MSc. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Washington in 1980 and her PhD. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia in 1985. In the course of her career, she has been awarded: WWF’s International Conservation Merit Award; the Chicago Zoo’s President’s Medal for Conservation Excellence; Officer of the Golden Ark; the Charles A. Lindbergh Grant and is a two-time Fulbright Scholar. A life-long expatriate, she remains a U.S. citizen.

"In 2002, Holly completed twenty-years with WWF. Professionally, she “evolved” from her origins as a nascent Graduate Fellow working in the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, to become the Project Ecologist for the Masai Mara Ecological Monitoring Programme, the Scientific Officer for Eastern Africa and finally, for many years, as a Senior Conservation Adviser for WWF’s Africa and Madagascar Programme. Since then, she has served as a Senior Conservation Adviser for IUCN’s Eastern Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, while conducting independent evaluations and programmatic planning exercises for the Global Environment Facility, the International Finance Corporation, UNEP, WWF International and numerous other NGOs.

"Holly has many other associations within IUCN and its Commissions as a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas, the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy and as an active contributor to the Commission on Ecosystem Management, particularly with regard to the conceptualization and operationalization of the Ecosystem Approach to the conservation of biodiversity. On the regional and national level, she has worked with IUCN’s national and sub-regional offices in Africa and Asia. She has been an active player in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) and is also experienced in the deliberations of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on Migratory Species."[1] Bio

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  1. Holly T. Dublin, IUCN, accessed November 30, 2011.
  2. Specialists, Zeitz Foundation, accessed November 30, 2011.