Current projects

Learning journeys for conservation leadership in Africa

Designing and directing new undergraduate and graduate curriculum for the African Leadership University School of Wildlife Conservation (SOWC)

The Fair Carbon Platform

Providing technical and managerial inputs into building a new platform to facilitate fair carbon markets, particularly for marine and coastal areas

New research on unlocking wildlife economies across Africa

Operationalising the African Wildlife Economy Institute (AWEI) at Stellenbosch University

Diversifying Kenya's Wildlife Economy

Through SOWC and UNEP, drafting a working paper and organising an expert meeting for the Kenyan Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife

Blue economy opportunities for local livelihoods 

Developing a training programme for TNC's coastal and marine programmes on diversify business opportunities for coastal communities

New research on a sustainable wild meat sector

Working with AWEI and WildCRU at the University of Oxford to identify and address barriers to supplying wild meat sustainably

Recognising voluntary area-based conservation

Contributing to the initiatives of the CBD Secretariat and UNEP WCMC to recognise voluntary commitments to area-based conservation

A selection of past projects


Voluntary Conservation Area Platform campaign to build support for voluntary area-based conservation

IUCN workshops on Western Indian Ocean ocean risk and blue carbon workshops - Maputo and Mombasa

Audit of the TurkStream pipeline from Russia to Turkey compliance with IFC PS6, member of the Lenders' Environmental and Social Consultant (LESC) team


IUCN reports on the economic implications of ocean risk and blue carbon stocks in Mozambique and Tanzania

Audit of the Black Sea Oil & Gas Bulgarian pipeline project compliance with IFC PS6, member of the LESC team

Review of a funding request for Templeton World

Supervision of a DBA thesis on the rhino horn trade for the International School of Management

Inputs into the IPBES study on sustainable utilisation of biodiversity


Verified conservation area workshops in Cameroon with the African Model Forest Networks and in Indonesia with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Inputs into the emerging UNEP WCMC initiative on voluntary conservation commitments

IUCN report on investing in mangroves

Chair of sessions at the Blue Economy Summit in Nairobi

Biodiversity Strategic Advisor to the Nord Stream 2 project

Chair of the economic working group of the consumptive utilisation taskforce for the Kenya Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife


Review for KFW of a proposed debt for nature swap in the Carribbean

Inputs into the development of the IUCN Blue Natural Capital Finance Facility

IUCN Report on a sustainable biodiversity financing strategy for the Maldives

Report for the Global Nature Fund on mechanisms promoting biodiversity-friendly production, commercialisation and marketing

Baltic Sea regional workshop on verified conservation areas


World Bank report on the Co-Benefits of Disaster Risk Management

Research and report writing for IUCN on ocean plastics

IUCN working paper on developing its approach to conservation finance

Reports for IUCN and UNDP on the economic values and business case for conserving Aqaba's marine resources


Audit of Guinea Alumina Corporation bauxite mining and transport project compliance with IFC PS6, member of the LESC team

Audit of the Vale Nacala Corridor coal transport project compliance with IFC PS6, member of the LESC team

Conservation Management Plan for Coutada 5, Mozambique

IUCN Independent Review Panel Chair for the Yemen LNG biodiversity strategy and action plan

PERSGA workshop in Cairo on costs of environmental degradation

Report for UNDP Russia on Biodiversity Management & Oil Production

MBA course on business and biodiversity for the Swiss Sustainability Management School


Audit of the South Stream offshore pipeline from Russian to Bulgaria compliance with IFC PS6, member of the LESC team

Biodiversity Advisor in the Dupont Sustainable Solution team for Petronas, Malaysia

Training manual and workshop in Doula on extractive industries for environmental funds in Africa

World Parks Congress sessions on verified conservation and conservation finance


Study for the European Commission on private sector financing for biodiversity in developing countries

IUCN risk assessment of engagement with Syngenta

Workshop and consultations regarding the potential biodiversity impacts of Anadarko's LNG project in Mozambique

Lectures at the University of Klagenfurt on conservation finance


IUCN working paper on the green economy

Organising role and report on the EU conference on business and biodiversity

Edited UNEP report on the green economy and trade opportunities

Report for UN ISDR on the economics of public sector investment in disaster risk reduction





Yemen LNG