|About the Book|
Kathy Mackinnon is currently the Lead Biodiversity Specialist in the Environment Department of the World Bank, working on Biodiversity, Protected Areas and Forestry portfolios, policies, programs and projects, including technical review of Bank biodiversity projects funded through the Global Environment Facility (GEF). A graduate from Oxford (B.A. Zoology, M.A., D.Phil.), she has had extensive field experience, especially in Asia and Indonesia, on tropical ecology research, conservation and protected area planning and management. She has worked extensively with international conservation NGOs, especially IUCN and WWF Indonesia Program, and government agencies in developing countries. She has published widely, having authored nine scientific and popular books and more than 80 published papers in scientific books and journals, as well as several conservation texts. She is a member of IUCN Species Survival Commission and World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and also serves as co-chair of the WCPA Task Force on Science, Research and Management of Protected Areas.