Patricia Skyer

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Patricia Skyer "has a distinguished conservation career marked by numerous, profound program achievements. Skyer joined WWF's Community-based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) program in Namibia in 1996, working as a community development officer for the Living in a Finite Environment (LIFE) program. She was one of the first formerly disadvantaged Namibian women to join the program as a technical facilitator at the national level. In 2001, Skyer became the secretariat coordinator of the Namibia Association of CBNRM Support Organizations. Under her leadership to date, 15 conservancies have been registered by the government, providing their legal status and directly involving more than 33,000 people and more than four million hectares of land in a national conservation movement. Skyer will receive the Women and Conservation Recognition Award [from WWF in 2002] for contribution by a woman to the field of conservation." [1]

In 2007 she was working for USAID. [1]

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  1. Women Making a Difference in Conservation, commondreams, accessed June 25, 2009.