Philip Bubb is a Programme Officer with the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Since 1999 he has promoted information and awareness of tropical montane cloud forests. These forests are found on mountains in the tropics where frequent clouds and fog are in contact with the forest. Cloud forests are especially valued for their high biodiversity and as sources of freshwater.
Philip's work on cloud forests started in Chiapas, Mexico from 1988 to 1997, with surveys and community conservation projects with local NGOs. In 2004 he led the publication of the 'Cloud Forest Agenda', which summarised current knowledge, maps and priorities for action for these forests - see
Philip is a UK national with a BSc in Ecology and an MSc in Resource Management. His work with UNEP-WCMC includes promoting uses of biodiversity indicators at the national level, including for reporting on the 2010 Biodiversity Target. He also led capacity development for protected area managers in Nepal on biodiversity assessment and monitoring.