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Robyn James


Robyn James

Conservation Director, Melanesia

Robyn has been working for the Nature Conservancy in Melanesia since 2010 managing several successful community based conservation projects in both the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea as well as setting strategic direction for the program.

She currently leads both the gender and mining strategies for the program and her passion is working with women to improve their role in decisions around their natural resources. This is particularly important when dealing with big issues such as mining. As a part of the Nature Conservancy's Science Impact Project, Robyn has trained in communicating science through storytelling. The focus of her Science Impact Project work is on gender in conservation.

She has expertise working with partners (from national governments to local communities) in over six countries on improving conservation/natural resource management outcomes. She has led the development of protected area networks and improvement of social and environmental outcomes of extractive industries (mining).

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Why Conservation Needs Women: Supporting Women's Networks for Community Conservation

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Robyn has been working for the Nature Conservancy in Melanesia since 2010 managing several successful community based conservation projects in both the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea as well as setting strategic direction for the program.

She currently leads both the gender and mining strategies for the program and her passion is working with women to improve their role in decisions around their natural resources. This is particularly important when dealing with big issues such as mining. As a part of the Nature Conservancy's Science Impact Project, Robyn has trained in communicating science through storytelling. The focus of her Science Impact Project work is on gender in conservation.

She has expertise working with partners (from national governments to local communities) in over six countries on improving conservation/natural resource management outcomes. She has led the development of protected area networks and improvement of social and environmental outcomes of extractive industries (mining).

She has a B App Sc (Honours) (Natural Resource Management) from University Queensland, Australia. Before joining the Conservancy she was with the Centre for International Forestry Research in Indonesia researching the effectiveness of donor funded conservation projects. She also worked for four years at the University of Queensland teaching natural resource management and working on a number of global research projects on conservation and protected areas. She was previously a senior conservation planner for seven years with the Australian Government and led the development of conservation management plans.

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Matt Miller
Director of Science Communications
Phone: 208-350-2203
E-mail: m_miller[at]tnc[dot]org

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