IUCN Centre for Conservation Action
Trevor Sandwith is a South African/Swiss ecologist and nature conservation strategist who promotes the integration of nature conservation, including protected and conserved areas, in sustainable economic and social development. He has experience in the governance and management of area-based conservation systems, and in mainstreaming biodiversity considerations into development policies and planning. At international level, he has specialized in transboundary governance, in the diversity and quality of governance of protected and conserved area systems, and in seeking recognition of ecosystem-based approaches to address climate change. He is Director of IUCN’s Centre for Conservation Action, responsible for thematic work on conservation action involving protected and conserved areas, oceans, forest and grassland, and species conservation.