Dr. Rosie Cooney is an interdisciplinary conservation scientist working at the interface of conservation science, policy and practice. She has extensive experience working for leading global nature conservation NGOs, a research background in wildlife management and governance, and has held a number of leadership and advisory positions in UN bodies, including the United Nations Secretary-General's Science Advisory Board and the Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife. She was a lead author in the IPBES regional assessment for Asia-Pacific. She has particular experience in mobilising global transdisciplinary explorations of complex biodiversity conservation issues, and her specific areas of expertise include sustainable use of wild resources; community conservation and natural resource management; legal and illegal wildlife trade; integration of rights, livelihoods and knowledge of indigenous peoples and local communities; natural resource governance; conversation policy; uncertainty and the precautionary principle in conservation practice. The majority of her work has focused on issues in African, Central/Southeast Asian and Latin American countries and Australia, in close collaboration with in-country individuals and organisations (including from governments, private sector, NGOs, and indigenous peoples/local community organisations), bilateral agencies, and multilateral organisations.
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