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Community-Based Conservation in Papua New Guinea: Challenges and Opportunities
(90-minute webinar)

Ambroise Brenier was the Country Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society in Papua New Guinea from 2016 to 2021. He will talk about the in’s and out’s of working with government and indigenous communities, from tackling illegal logging, to addressing unsustainable uses of marine and forest resources. Ambroise will discuss the particular challenges the conservation community is facing, and opportunities to increase conservation impact, in this spectacular and unique part of the world.

Nov 8, 2021 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Ambroise Brenier
Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist @World Bank
Ambroise Brenier is a Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist at the World Bank, based in Jakarta. Ambroise is also a World Fellow at Yale University and has a PhD in Marine Biology from Sorbonne University (formerly University Pierre and Marie Curie). Prior to joining the World Bank in 2021, Ambroise served as Country Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Papua New Guinea. Ambroise and his team were working with the government and hundreds of indigenous communities around the country to triple Papua New Guinea’s marine protected areas coverage, preserve intact forests, promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and improve people's livelihoods. Prior to this role, he led the Wildlife Conservation Society’s marine conservation efforts in Madagascar. In earlier years, Ambroise also served as the program manager for a Swiss-based Foundation dedicated to the protection of marine life and coastal livelihoods in West Africa, and he studied coral reefs and coastal..