Experts' profiles - Stephen Nash
Stephen Nash
Stephen Nashs background and professional experience combines wildlife
management, natural history museums, geology, species conservation and research, community-based protected area management and sustainable development, wildlife trade research, programme development and management, and capacity building in support of the Convention on Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Stephen studied wildlife management at Vanier College in Montreal, and has worked in the National Museums of Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), TRAFFIC and the World Conservation Union(IUCN), as an independent consultant, and in various posts within the CITES Secretariat .

Since 2001 Stephen has worked as the Chief of the Capacity Building Unit of CITES, directing and coordinating the Secretariats support to the Parties in the areas of training and capacity building (in particular with respect to the application of the Convention and the sustainable use of wild flora and fauna). He coordinates and supervises all matters of fund-raising for CITES programmes and projects and the implementation of the latter, including the Monitoring of Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) Programme.

He also editor of the CITES World newsletter and is the Secretariats regional assistant for Parties in Africa.
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