PoWPA Focal points contact information

Afghanistan

Mr. Schah Zaman Maiwandi
Director General
National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA)
Kabul, Afghanistan
E-Mail: zolfaqarb [ at ] gmail.com

Albania

Ms. Elvana Ramaj
Head of Biodiversity Unit
Department of Biodiversity and Protected Areas
Ministry of Tourism and Environment
Tirana, Albania
E-Mail: Elvana.Ramaj [ at ] turizmi.gov.al

Algeria

Mlle. Lydia Nait Kaci
Ingénieur
Direction de la Conservation et Préservation de la Biodiversité et des Ecosystèmes
Ministère de l'Environnement et des Énergies Renouvelables
Alger, Algeria
E-Mail: naitkacilydia [ at ] hotmail.fr

Angola

Mr. Joaquim Lourenço Manuel
Jefe de Departamento de las Áreas Protegidas
Dirección Nacional de la Biodiversidad
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment
Luanda, Angola
E-Mail: mjicky [ at ] yahoo.com.br

Antigua and Barbuda

Ms. Diann Black-Layne
Chief Environment Officer
Environment Division
Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
E-Mail: dcblack11 [ at ] gmail.com

Argentina

Sr. Jorge Heider
Director de Oedenamiento Territorial, Suelos y Lucha contra la Desertificacion
Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable
Caba, Argentina
E-Mail: jheider [ at ] ambiente.gob.ar

Australia

Ms. Kat Miller
Director
Biodiversity Policy Section
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Canberra, Australia
E-Mail: CBDAustralia [ at ] awe.gov.au

Austria

Ms. Gabriele Obermayr
Division VII/8, Sustainable Development and Natural Resources
Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
Vienna, Austria
E-Mail: gabriele.obermayr [ at ] bmk.gv.at

Azerbaijan

Mr. Hikmat Alizada
Deputy Director
Department of Protection of Biodiversity and Development of Especially Protected Nature Reserves
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources
Baku, Azerbaijan
E-Mail: hikmetalizada [ at ] gmail.com

Bahrain

Ms. Nouf Ali Al-Wasmi
Senior Environmental Specialist
Supreme Council for Environment
E-Mail: nalwasmi [ at ] sce.gov.bh

Bangladesh

Mr. Imran Ahmed
Assistant Chief Conservator of Forest
Development Planning Unit, Department of Forest
Dhaka, Bangladesh
E-Mail: imranforest [ at ] gmail.com

Barbados

Mr. Steve A. Devonish
Director
Natural Heritage Department
Ministry of Environment and National Beautification
St.Thomas, Barbados
E-Mail: heritage [ at ] barbados.gov.bb

Belarus

Mr. Mikalai Svidzinski
Head
Department of Biological and Landscape Diversity
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection
Minsk, Belarus
E-Mail: svidzinski.bio [ at ] gmail.com

Belgium

Mr. Tom Andries
Policy Division - Coordination
Agency for Nature and Forests
Brussels, Belgium
E-Mail: tom.andries [ at ] vlaanderen.be

Belize

Ms. Hannah St. Luce Martinez
Director
National Biodiversity Office
Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development
Belmopan, Belize
E-Mail: director.nbio [ at ] environment.gov.bz

Benin

M. Ferdinand Claude Kidjo
Ecologue
Cellule technique du Centre National de Gestion des Réserves de Faunes (CENAGREF)
Ministère du Cadre de Vie et du Développement Durable
Cotonou, Benin
E-Mail: fkidjo [ at ] yahoo.fr

Bhutan

Ms. Sonam Lhaden Khandu
Chief Environment Officer
Biodiversity and Land Use
National Environment Commission
Thimphu, Bhutan
E-Mail: sonamlk [ at ] nec.gov.bt

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Dr. Enzo Ronald Aliaga Rossel
Director de Biodiversidad y Áreas Protegidas
Viceministerio de Medio Ambiente, Biodiversidad, Cambiós Climáticos y de Gestión y Desarrollo Forestal - Dirección General de Biodiversidad y Áreas Protegidas
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Agua
La Paz, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
E-Mail: enzo.aliaga [ at ] mmaya.gob.bo
Ing. Alfredy Guillermo Álvarez Saavedra
Viceministro de Medio Ambiente, Biodiversidad, Cambiós Climáticos y de Gestión y Desarrollo Forestal
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Agua
La Paz, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
E-Mail: alfredy.alvarez [ at ] mmaya.gob.bo

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mr. Branko Vucijak
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
University of Sarajevo
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Ms. Sennye Neo-Mahupeleng
Principal Wildlife Officer I, Wildlife and National Parks
Department of Environmental Affairs
Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism
Gaborone, Botswana
E-Mail: nsennye [ at ] yahoo.com

Brazil

Ms. Maria Beatriz Palatinus Milliet
National Secretary of Biodiversity
Ministry of Environment
Brasilia, D.F., Brazil
E-Mail: beatriz.milliet [ at ] mma.gov.br

Bulgaria

Mr. Dimitar Stoev
Head, Protected Areas Department
National Nature Protection Service
Ministry of Environment and Water
Sofia, Bulgaria
E-Mail: dstoev [ at ] moew.government.bg

Cambodia

Ms. Somaly Chan
Deputy Secretary General
National Council for Sustainable Development
Ministry of Environment
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
E-Mail: somalychan.ca [ at ] gmail.com

Cameroon

Mme Angèle Ziékiné
Sous directeur
Biodiversité et Biosécurité
Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development
Yaoundé, Cameroon
E-Mail: aziekine [ at ] yahoo.fr

Canada

Mr. Olaf Jensen
Manager, Protected Areas
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Gatineau, Canada
E-Mail: olaf.jensen [ at ] canada.ca

Cape Verde

Ms. Liza Helena Alves Lima
Biologist, Master in Coastal Science
General Directorate of Environment
Ministério da Agricultura e Ambiente
Praia, Cape Verde
E-Mail: Liza.Lima [ at ] maa.gov.cv

Central African Republic

Mr. Nestor Walima
Directeur de la Faune et des Aires protégées
Ministère des Eaux, Forêts, Chasse et Pêche
Bangui, Central African Republic
E-Mail: nestorwaliwa [ at ] yahoo.fr

Chile

Sr. Diego Flores Arrate
Jefe, Departamento de Áreas Protegidas
División de Recursos Naturales y Biodiversidad
Ministerio del Medio Ambiente
Santiago, Chile
E-Mail: dflores [ at ] mma.gob.cl

China

Ms. Xin Jing
Director, Division of Biodiversity Conservation
Department of Nature and Ecology Conservation
Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Beijing, China
E-Mail: jing.xin [ at ] mee.gov.cn

Colombia

Sra. Julia Miranda Londoño
Directora General
Unidad de Parques Nacionales Naturales
Bogotá, Colombia
E-Mail: julia.miranda [ at ] parquesnacionales.gov.co

Comoros

Mr. Mohamed Ali Mlazahahe
Ingénieur écologue en environnement industriel at urbain
Ministère de l'Agriculture, de la Pêche et de l'Environnement
Moroni, Comoros
E-Mail: medaliml [ at ] yahoo.fr

Cook Islands

Mr. Nga Puna
Director
National Environment Service
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
E-Mail: nga.puna [ at ] cookislands.gov.ck

Costa Rica

Sr. Mauricio Arias Zumbado
Functionario
Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion (SINAC)
Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía (MINAE)
San Jose, Costa Rica
E-Mail: mauricio.arias [ at ] sinac.go.cr

Côte d'Ivoire

Mr. Franҫois Djè N'Goran
Directeur technique
Office Ivoirien des Parcs et Réserves
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
E-Mail: ndjengoran [ at ] yahoo.fr

Croatia

Ms. Mila Preradović
Expert Associate, Section for Protected Areas Management
Nature Protection Directorate
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
Zagreb, Croatia
E-Mail: mila.preradovic [ at ] mzoe.hr
Mr. Daniel Springer
Head of Section for Protected Areas Management
Nature Protection Directorate
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
Zagreb, Croatia
E-Mail: daniel.springer [ at ] mzoe.hr

Cuba

Mr. Omar Cantillo Ferreiro
Director
National Center of Protected Areas
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
Havana, Cuba
E-Mail: omar.cantillo [ at ] snap.cu

Democratic Republic of the Congo

M. Mike Ipanga Mwaku
Directeur de Développement Durable
Direction du Développement Durable
Ministère de l'Environnement et Développement Durable
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
E-Mail: mikeipanga [ at ] yahoo.fr

Dominican Republic

Ing. Eleuterio Martinez
Viceministro de Areas Protegidas y Biodiversidad
Subsecretaría de Estado de Areas Protegidas y Biodiversidad
Secretaría de Estado de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARENA)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
E-Mail: recursos.geneticos [ at ] medioambiente.gov.do

Ecuador

Lcda. Marcela Torres
Coordinadora Unidad de Áreas Protegidas
Dirección Nacional de Biodiversidad
Ministerio del Ambiente y Agua
Quito, Ecuador
E-Mail: marcela.torres [ at ] ambiente.gob.ec
Sr. Fernando Coello
Alternate PA FP
Dirección Nacional de Biodiversidad
Ministerio del Ambiente y Agua
Quito, Ecuador
E-Mail: delia.coello [ at ] ambiente.gob.ec
Sra. Fanny Tello
Dirección Nacional de Biodiversidad
Ministerio del Ambiente y Agua
Quito, Ecuador
E-Mail: fanny.tello [ at ] ambiente.gob.ec

Egypt

Mr. Khaled Allam Harhash
Director, Biodiversity Central Department
Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs
Cairo, Egypt
E-Mail: khaledallam4 [ at ] hotmail.com

El Salvador

Mr. Miguel A. Gallardo Meléndez
Director General de Ecosistemas y Biodiversidad
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
San Salvador, El Salvador
E-Mail: mgallardo [ at ] marn.gob.sv

Estonia

Mrs. Leelo Kukk
Deputy Director
Environmental Board
Ministry of the Environment
Tallinn, Estonia
E-Mail: leelo.kukk [ at ] keskkonnaamet.ee

Ethiopia

Mr. (Dr.) Debissa Lamessa
Researcher; Director of Forest and Range Land Plant Biodiversity
Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
E-Mail: lemdeb [ at ] yahoo.com

European Union

Mr. Juan Pablo Pertierra
Directorate-General Environment
European Commission
Bruxelles, Belgium
E-Mail: juan-pablo.pertierra [ at ] ec.europa.eu

Fiji

Ms. Elizabeth Erasito
Director
National Trust of Fiji
Suva, Fiji
E-Mail: eerasito [ at ] nationaltrust.org.fj

Finland

Ms. Mervi Heinonen
Senior Advisor
Metsähallitus
Parks & Wildlife Finland
Vantaa, Finland
E-Mail: mervi.heinonen [ at ] metsa.fi
Dr. Stig Johansson
Director, International Affairs
Parks and Wildlife Finland
Vantaa, Finland
E-Mail: stig.johansson [ at ] metsa.fi

France

Mme Sophie Cabanis
Coordinatrice Europe-International Biodiversité
Direction de l'Eau et de la Biodiversité
Ministère de la Transition écologique
La Défense Cedez, France
E-Mail: sophie.cabanis [ at ] developpement-durable.gouv.fr

Gabon

M. Guy Alfred Mouity
Chef de service des espaces protégés
Directeur général de l'environnement et de la protection de la nature
Ministère des Eaux, des Forêts, de la Mer, de l'Environnement, chargé du Plan Climat, des Objectifs de développement durable et du Plan d'affectation des terres
Libreville, Gabon
E-Mail: guymouity [ at ] hotmail.com

Gambia

Mr. Kawsu Jammeh
Department of Parks & Wildlife Management
Banjul, Gambia
E-Mail: jammeh.kawsu [ at ] gmail.com

Germany

Ms. Barbara Petersen
Division N I 4 International Cooperation on Biodiversity
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Bonn, Germany
E-Mail: barbara.petersen [ at ] bmu.bund.de

Ghana

Dr. David Kpelle
Director of Operations
Wildlife Division
Forestry Commission
Accra, Ghana
E-Mail: davidkpelle [ at ] yahoo.co.uk

Grenada

Mr. Justine Rennie
Chief Fisheries Officer
Ministry of Climate Resilience, the Environment, Forestry, Fisheries and Disaster Management
St. George's, Grenada
E-Mail: justinar7368 [ at ] hotmail.com

Guatemala

Mr. Fernando Castro
Director
Departamento de Unidades de Conservacion
Consejo Nacional de Areas Protegidas (CONAP)
Guatemala, Guatemala
E-Mail: fercastro [ at ] conap.gob.gt

Guinea

Mr. Aboubacar Oularé
Conseiller chargé des Eaux et Forêts
Ministère de l'Environnement, des Eaux et Forêts (MEEF)
Conakry, Guinea
E-Mail: aboubacaroulare957 [ at ] gmail.com

Guinea-Bissau

Dr. Justino Biai, PhD
Director General
Instituto da Biodiversidade e das Áreas Protegidas (IBAP)
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
E-Mail: justinobiai.ibap [ at ] gmail.com

Guyana

Ms. Denise Fraser
Commissionner, Protected Areas Commission
Environmental Protection Agency
Georgetown, Guyana
E-Mail: denisef.pac [ at ] gmail.com

Haiti

S.E. M. Abner Septembre
Ministre
Ministère de l'Environnement
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
E-Mail: absept60 [ at ] gmail.com

Honduras

Mr. René Alfredo Soto Rivera
Director (Technical Focal Point)
Dirección General de Biodiversidad
Secretaría de Recursos Naturales y Ambiente
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
E-Mail: sotorene1959 [ at ] yahoo.es

Hungary

Mrs. Rozália Szekeres-Érdine
Nature Conservation Expert & Head of Department
Department of Nature Conservation
Ministry of Agriculture
Budapest, Hungary
E-Mail: rozalia.szekeres.erdine [ at ] am.gov.hu

India

Dr. (Mr.) Dhananjai Mohan
Director
Wildlife Institute for India (WII)
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
E-Mail: dwii [ at ] wii.gov.in

Indonesia

Mr. Sonny Partono
Director of Conservation Areas
Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation
Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Jakarta, Indonesia
E-Mail: onny.galerie [ at ] gmail.com

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Dr. Ali Bali
Deputy for Habitats and Protected Areas Bureau
Department of Environment
Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
E-Mail: ali.bali [ at ] doe.ir

Iraq

Mr. Jasim Abdulazeez Humadi
Deputy Minister for Environmental Affairs
Ministry of Health and Environment
Baghdad, Iraq
E-Mail: moen_iraq [ at ] yahoo.com

Ireland

Dr. Ciaran O'Keeffe
Head of Science and Bidoversity
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Dublin, Ireland
E-Mail: Ciaran.O'Keeffe [ at ] chg.gov.ie
Mr. Alan Moore
Assistant Principal Officer
Biodiversity Policy
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Dublin, Ireland
E-Mail: alan.moore [ at ] chg.gov.ie

Israel

Dr. Simon Nemtzov
Head of International Relations
Israel Nature and Parks Authority
Jerusalem, Israel
E-Mail: simon [ at ] npa.org.il

Italy

Mr. Antonio Maturani
Executive
Directorate General for Natural Heritage
Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea
Rome, Italy
E-Mail: maturani.antonio [ at ] minambiente.it

Jamaica

Ms. Carla Gordon
Manager
Protected Areas Branch
National Environment and Planning Agency
Kingston, Jamaica
E-Mail: cgordon [ at ] nepa.gov.jm

Japan

Mr. Keisuke Takahashi
Assistant Director
National Park Division, Nature Conservation Bureau
Ministry of the Environment
Tokyo, Japan
E-Mail: keisuke2_takahashi [ at ] env.go.jp
Mr. Fumiyoshi Kai
Deputy Director
National Park Division, Nature Conservation Bureau
Ministry of the Environment
Tokyo, Japan
E-Mail: FUMIYOSHI_KAI [ at ] env.go.jp

Kenya

Prof. Charles Musyoki
Director, Parks and Reserves
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)
Nairobi, Kenya
E-Mail: cmusyoki [ at ] kws.go.ke

Kiribati

Mrs. Nenenteiti Teariki-Ruatu
Director
Environment and Conservation Division (ECD)
Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD)
Tarawa, Kiribati
E-Mail: decd [ at ] melad.gov.ki

Kuwait

Ms. Leina Alwadhi
Department of Biodiversity Conservation
Environment Public Authority
Safat, Kuwait
E-Mail: l.alawadhi [ at ] epa.org.kw

Kyrgyzstan

Mr. Almaz Musaev
Director
Biodiversity Conservation and Specially Protectec Areas Department
State Agency on Environment Protection and Forestry (SAEPF)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
E-Mail: info [ at ] fauna.kg

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Mr. Lamphanh Kommadam
Head of National Protected Area Management Division
Department of Forestry (DoF)
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF)
Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
E-Mail: lampkom2011 [ at ] hotmail.com

Latvia

Ms. Vija Buša
Head, Division of Protected Areas
Department of Nature Protection
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
Riga, Latvia
E-Mail: vija.busa [ at ] varam.gov.lv

Lebanon

Ms. Grace Rachid
Environmental Specialist
Department of Ecosystems, Service of Natural Resources, Directorate General of Environment
Ministry of Environment
Beirut, Lebanon
E-Mail: g.rachid [ at ] moe.gov.lb

Liberia

Mr. Nathaniel T. Blama
Planning Officer, Project Manager, PA
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Monrovia, Liberia
E-Mail: natpolo2000 [ at ] yahoo.com

Libya

Mr. Aiman A. Milad Elamami
Head of Protected Area and Biodiversity Section
Nature Conservation Department
Environment General Authority (EGA)
Tripoli, Libya
E-Mail: aimanalomami8 [ at ] yahoo.com
Mr. Ali Ahmed Berbash
Environment General Authority (EGA)
Tripoli, Libya
E-Mail: aberbash83 [ at ] yahoo.com

Liechtenstein

Mr. Heike Summer
Office of Environment
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
E-Mail: heike.summer [ at ] llv.li

Lithuania

Mr. Džiugas Anuškevičius
Chief Desk Officer, Protected Areas Strategy Division
Nature Protection Department
Ministry of Environment
Vilnius, Lithuania
E-Mail: d.anuskevicius [ at ] am.lt

Luxembourg

Mr. Claude Origer
Conseiller de Direction 1ère classe
Département de l'Environnement
Ministère de l'Environnement, du Climat et du Développement durable
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
E-Mail: Claude.Origer [ at ] mev.etat.lu

Madagascar

Monsieur Sahoby Yvy Randriamahaleo
Collaborateur Technique
Direction du Système des Aires Protégées, Direction Générale des Forêts
Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Ecologie et des Forêts
Antananarivo, Madagascar
E-Mail: sahoby.dcbsap [ at ] mef.gov.mg

Malawi

Mr. Leonard D. Sefu
Director
Department of National Parks and Wildlife
Environmental Affairs Department
Lilongwe, Malawi
E-Mail: dpw [ at ] wildlifemw.net

Malaysia

Mr. Nor Azmi Bin Ahmad
Principal Assistant Secretary
Division of Biodiversity and Forestry Management
Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
Putrajaya, Malaysia
E-Mail: norazmi [ at ] kats.gov.my

Maldives

Mr. Rifath Naeem
Senior Environment Analyst
Environmental Protection Agency
Ministry of Environment
Male', Maldives
E-Mail: rifath.naeem [ at ] epa.gov.mv

Mali

M. Amadou Sow
Ingénieur des Eaux et Forêts
Chef, Section Aménagement des Réserves de Biosphère et des Parcs Nationaux
Ministère de l’Environnement, de l’Assainissement et du Développement Durable
Bamako, Mali
E-Mail: amadsogmail [ at ] yahoo.fr

Malta

Ms. Marie Therese Gambin
Unit Manager Thematic
Biodiversity and Water Unit
Environment and Resources Authority
Marsa, Malta
E-Mail: bch.malta [ at ] era.org.mt

Mauritania

M. Moussa Ba
Conseiller Juridique
Ministère de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable
Nouakchott, Mauritania
E-Mail: bamouss14 [ at ] gmail.com

Mauritius

Mrs. Mira Devi Hurbungs
Divisional Scientific Officer
Marine Conservation Division
Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development
Port Louis, Mauritius
E-Mail: mhurbungs [ at ] govmu.org

Mexico

Mr. Roberto Aviña Carlín
Comisionado Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas
Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP)
Mexico D.F., Mexico
E-Mail: roberto.carlin [ at ] conanp.gob.mx

Micronesia (Federated States of)

Ms. Alissa Takesy
Assistant Secretary, Protected Areas Network Coordinator
Division of Resource Management and Development
Department of Resources and Development
Palikir, Pohnpei, Micronesia (Federated States of)
E-Mail: alissa.takesy [ at ] fsmrd.fm

Monaco

M. Raphael Simonet
Chef
Direction de l'Environnement
Departement de l'Equipement, de l'Environnement et de l'Urbanisme
Ville de Monaco, Monaco
E-Mail: rsimonet [ at ] gouv.mc

Mongolia

Mr. Ayuush Namkhai
Director
Department for Special Protected Area
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
E-Mail: namkhai_spa [ at ] yahoo.com

Montenegro

Mr. Novak Čadjenović
Adviser
Ministry of Spatial Planning and Environment
Podgorica, Montenegro
E-Mail: novak.cadjenovic [ at ] gov.me

Morocco

M. Zouhair Amhaouch
Chef de la Division des Parcs et Réserves Naturelles Pilotes et des Etudes d'Impact et Direceteur du projet "Stratégie /Plan d'action / Rapport National sur la Biodiversité"
Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification
Ministère de l'Energie, des Mines et de l'Environnement
Agdal Rabat, Morocco
E-Mail: zouhairamhaouch [ at ] yahoo.fr

Mozambique

Mrs. Felismina A. Longamane Langa
National Directorate for Conservation Areas
Maputo, Mozambique
E-Mail: felisminal [ at ] yahoo.com.br

Myanmar

Dr. Pyi Soe Aung
Assistant Director
Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division, Forest Department
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
E-Mail: nwcdfdmof [ at ] gmail.com

Nepal

Mr. Yajna Nath Dahal
Joint Secretary
Chief, Environment and Biodiversity Division
Ministry of Forests and Environment
Kathmandu, Nepal
E-Mail: yndahal [ at ] mofe.gov.np

Netherlands

Ms. Hilde Visser
Directorate NLP
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
The Hague, Netherlands
E-Mail: h.c.visser [ at ] minlnv.nl

New Zealand

Ms. Maya Hunt
Senior International Advisor
Department of Conservation - Te Papa Atawhai
Wellington, New Zealand
E-Mail: mhunt [ at ] doc.govt.nz

Nicaragua

Sr. Javier Gutierrez
Vice Ministro
Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (MARENA)
Managua, Nicaragua
E-Mail: xaviergut [ at ] gmail.com

Niger

Mr. Boukar Attari
Conseiller
Conseil National de l'Environnement pour un Développement Durable (CNEDD)
Niamey, Niger
E-Mail: biocnedd [ at ] intnet.ne
Mr. Hamissou Halilou Malam Garba
Chef, division des Aire sProtegées
Direction de la Faune, de la Chasse et des Aires Protegées
Ministere de l'Environnement, de la Salubrité urbaine et du Développement durable
Niamey, Niger
E-Mail: hamissou66 [ at ] yahoo.fr

Nigeria

Ms. Philomina Chinelo Ubah-Onengiyeofori
Scientific Officer I
Federal Department of Forestry
Federal Ministry of Environment
Abuja, Nigeria
E-Mail: favouredphil [ at ] gmail.com

Niue

Mr. Sauni Tongatule
Director
Department of Environment
Ministry of Natural Resources
Alofi, Niue
E-Mail: Sauni.Tongatule [ at ] mail.gov.nu

Norway

Mr. Egil Roll
Senior Adviser
Norwegian Environment Agency
Trondheim, Norway
E-Mail: egil.roll [ at ] miljodir.no

Oman

Mr. Amran Al-Kamzari
Senior Nature Reserve Specialist
Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs
Muscat, Oman
E-Mail: amalkamzari [ at ] gmail.com

Palau

Mr. King Sam
Special Assistant to Minister/Programme Manager
Protected Areas Network
Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism
Koror, Palau
E-Mail: esuroi1 [ at ] gmail.com
Ms. Gwendalyn K. Sisior
Senior Projects Manager
Office of Environmental Response and Coordination
Koror, Palau
E-Mail: gsisior07 [ at ] gmail.com

Peru

Mr. Pedro Gamboa Moquillaza
Jefe
Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (SERNAP)
Lima, Peru
E-Mail: pgamboa [ at ] sernanp.gob.pe

Philippines

Mr. Ricardo L. Calderon
Director
Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB)
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
Quezon City, Philippines
E-Mail: director [ at ] bmb.gov.ph

Poland

Mr. Marek Kajs
Directorate General for Environmental Protection
Ministry of Climate and Environment
Warsaw, Poland
E-Mail: marek.kajs [ at ] gdos.gov.pl

Republic of Korea

Mr. Jaehoon Jang
Deputy Director
Nature and Ecology Policy Division
Ministry of Environment
Sejong Special Self-Governing City, Republic of Korea
E-Mail: ecology9987 [ at ] korea.kr
Mr. Hyoin Lim
Research Scientist (Ph.D.)
Forest Bioinformation Division
National Institute of Forest Science
E-Mail: iistorm [ at ] korea.kr
Mr. Soon Oh Kwon
Deputy Director
Forest Environment Conservation Division
Korea Forest Service
E-Mail: ksokr [ at ] korea.kr

Republic of Moldova

Mr. Dumitru Gorelco
Head
Biodiversity Policies Department
Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
E-Mail: dumitru.gorelco [ at ] madrm.gov.md

Romania

Ms. Ramona Zotta Cherăscu
Counselor
Biodiversity Department
Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests
Bucharest, Romania
E-Mail: ramona.zottacherascu [ at ] mmediu.ro

Rwanda

Mr. François Bizimungu
Research and Monitoring Manager
Protected Areas
Ministry of Environment
Kigali, Rwanda
E-Mail: bizifra [ at ] yahoo.fr

Saint Lucia

Mr. Michael Bobb
Deputy Chief Forestry Officer
Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and Forestry
Soufriere, Saint Lucia
E-Mail: michaelbobb_2000 [ at ] yahoo.com
Mr. Augustine Dominique
Manager
Protected Areas
Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology
Soufriere, Saint Lucia
E-Mail: augustine.dominique [ at ] govt.lc

Samoa

Mr. Seumaloisalafai Afele Faiilagi
Assistant Chief Executive Officer
Division of Environment and Conservation
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Apia, Samoa
E-Mail: afele.faiilagi [ at ] mnre.gov.ws

Saudi Arabia

Mr. Abdallah R. Al-Tlasat
Director
Department of Protected Areas Planning
Saudi Wildlife Authority
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
E-Mail: a_altlassy [ at ] hotmail.com

Serbia

Ms. Snežana Prokić
Head
Unit for Ecological Networks and Appropriate Assessment
Ministry of Environmental Protection
New Belgrade, Serbia
E-Mail: snezana.prokic [ at ] ekologija.gov.rs

Seychelles

Mr. Flavien Joubert
Chief Executive Officer
Seychelles National Parks Authority
Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles
E-Mail: f.joubert [ at ] env.gov.sc

Sierra Leone

Mrs. Kate Garnett
Assistant Conservator of Forests
Freetown, Sierra Leone
E-Mail: kgarnett [ at ] nacef-sl.org

Singapore

Mr. Jeremy Woon Ren Wei
Senior Manager/International Biodiversity Conservation
International Biodiversity Conservation Division
National Parks Board
Singapore, Singapore
E-Mail: jeremy_woon [ at ] nparks.gov.sg
Mr. Jeremy Yap Jun Sean
Manager/International Biodiversity Conservation
International Biodiversity Conservation Division
National Parks Board
Singapore, Singapore
E-Mail: Jeremy_YAP [ at ] nparks.gov.sg

Slovakia

Dr. Ján Kadlečík
State Nature Conservancy
Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
E-Mail: jan.kadlecik [ at ] sopsr.sk
Ms. Tereza Thompson
State Nature Conservancy
Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
E-Mail: tereza.thompson [ at ] sopsr.sk
Ms. Eva Viestová
Directorate for Nature Protection and Landscape Development
Ministry of Environment
Bratislava, Slovakia
E-Mail: eva.viestova [ at ] enviro.gov.sk

Slovenia

Dr. Katarina Groznik Zeiler
Secretary
Sector for Nature Conservation
Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning
Ljubljana, Slovenia
E-Mail: katarina.zeiler-groznik [ at ] gov.si

Solomon Islands

Mr. Joseph Hurutarau
Deputy Director Conservation
Environment and Conservation Division
Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM)
Honiara, Solomon Islands
E-Mail: jhurutarau [ at ] gmail.com

Somalia

Mr. Ahmed Yusuf Ahmed
Director General
Directorate of Environment and Climate Change
Office of the Prime Minister
Mogadishu, Somalia
E-Mail: dg [ at ] environment.gov.so

South Africa

Mr. Karl Naude
Deputy Director
Protected Area Planning and Development
Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
Pretoria, South Africa
E-Mail: knaude [ at ] deat.gov.za

South Sudan

Mr. Malik Doka Morjan
Director for Wildlife Management and Protected Areas
Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism
Juba, South Sudan
E-Mail: malik.doka [ at ] gmail.com

Spain

Mr. Rafael Hidalgo
Jefe de Área de Espacios Naturales Protegidos
Dirección General de Biodiversidad, Bosques y Desertificación
Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica y el Reto Demográfico
Madrid, Spain
E-Mail: rhidalgom [ at ] miteco.es

Sri Lanka

Mrs. R.H.M.P. Abeykoon
Director (Operational Focal Point)
Biodiversity Secretariat
Ministry of Environment
Colombo, Sri Lanka
E-Mail: pathma66a [ at ] gmail.com

Sudan

Professor Rashid Mekki Hassan
Secretary General
Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR)
Khartoum, Sudan
E-Mail: hcenr2005 [ at ] yahoo.com

Swaziland

Mr. Titus S. Dlamini
Chief Executive Officer
Eswatini National Trust Commission
Lobamba, Swaziland
E-Mail: ceo [ at ] sntc.org.sz

Sweden

Mr. Olle Höjer
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Stockholm, Sweden
E-Mail: Olle.Hojer [ at ] naturvardsverket.se

Syrian Arab Republic

Eng. Mayada Saad
Head of Biodiversity Department
Ministry of Local Administration and Environment
Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
E-Mail: mayadasaad5 [ at ] yahoo.com

Tajikistan

Mr. Khisravshoh Shermatov
Division Head
Research Laboratory for Nature Protection
Committee for Environmental Protection
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
E-Mail: shermatov.khisrav [ at ] gmail.com

Timor-Leste

Mr. Manuel Mendes
Director for the National Directorate for Protected Areas
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Dili, Timor-Leste
E-Mail: lai_luhat78 [ at ] yahoo.com

Togo

M. Kotchikpa Okoumassou
Chef division des aires protégées et de la faune
Direction des ressources forestières
Ministère de l'Environnement, du Développement durable et de la Protection de la nature
Lomé, Togo
E-Mail: okoumassoukotchikpa [ at ] yahoo.fr

Tonga

Ms. Atelaite Lupe Matoto
Director of Environment
Department of Environment
Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
E-Mail: lupe.matoto [ at ] gmail.com
Mr. Paula Ma'u
CEO
Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
E-Mail: paulm [ at ] mic.gov.to

Trinidad and Tobago

Mr. Kishan Kumarsingh
Head (Alternative Contact Point)
Multilateral Environmental Agreements Unit
Ministry of Planning and Development
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
E-Mail: kishan.kumarsingh [ at ] planning.gov.tt
Ms. Joanne Deoraj
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Planning and Development
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
E-Mail: joanne.deoraj [ at ] planning.gov.tt

Turkey

Ms. Nurcihan Mercan Erdogan
Working Group Associate
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Ankara, Turkey
E-Mail: nurcihan.erdogan [ at ] tarimorman.gov.tr
Ms. Nergiz Belen
Archeologist
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Ankara, Turkey
E-Mail: nergiz.belen [ at ] tarimorman.gov.tr

Turkmenistan

Ms. Potaeva Aknabat
Head of Scientific Department of the Kopetdag State Nature Reserve
Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
E-Mail: aknabatkopetdag [ at ] gmail.com

Tuvalu

Mr. Soseala Tinilau
Director of Environment
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labour
Funafuti, Tuvalu
E-Mail: butchersn [ at ] gmail.com
Ms. Tilia Tima
Biodiversity Officer
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labour
Funafuti, Tuvalu
E-Mail: tilia.tima [ at ] gmail.com

Uganda

Mr. Aggrey Rwetsiba
Monitoring and Research Coordinator
Uganda Wildlife Authority
Kampala, Uganda
E-Mail: aggrey.rwetsiba [ at ] ugandawildlife.org

Ukraine

Mr. Igor Ivanenko
Deputy Director
Directorate of Protected Areas
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources
Kyiv, Ukraine
E-Mail: ecoland [ at ] menr.gov.ua

United Arab Emirates

Mr. Ahmed Esmaeil Al Hashmi
Director of Biological Diversity
Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
E-Mail: aealhashmi [ at ] moew.gov.ae

United Republic of Tanzania

Mrs. Esther Shushu Makwaia
Principal Environmental Officer
Division of Environment
Vice President's Office
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania
E-Mail: esther_makwaia [ at ] hotmail.com

Uruguay

Lic. MSc. Lucía Bartesaghi
Directora de la División Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas
Dirección Nacional de Medio Ambiente (DINAMA)
Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente (MVOTMA)
Montevideo, Uruguay
E-Mail: lucia.bartesaghi [ at ] mvotma.gub.uy

Uzbekistan

Mr. Khalilulla Sherimbetov
Head of Protected Areas Department
State Committee for Ecology and Environment Protection
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
E-Mail: kh.sherimbetov [ at ] gmail.com

Vanuatu

Ms. Donna Kalfatak Moli
Director (Operational Focal Point)
Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation
Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology and Geo-Hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management
Port Vila, Vanuatu
E-Mail: dkalfatak [ at ] vanuatu.gov.vu

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Licda. Luz Amelia Sánchez
Dirección General de Diversidad Biológica
Ministerio del Poder Popular para el Ecosocialismo (MINEC)
Caracas, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
E-Mail: anaprolasa [ at ] gmail.com
Licdo. Luis Bermúdez
Dirección Estadal de Ecosocialismo y Aguas Nueva Esparta
Ministerio del Poder Popular para el Ecosocialismo (MINEC)
Caracas, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
E-Mail: luisbiodiversidad61 [ at ] gmail.com

Viet Nam

Dr. Nhan Thi Thanh Hoang
Deputy Director
Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Agency
Vietnam Environment Administration
Hanoi, Viet Nam
E-Mail: hoangnhan.bca [ at ] gmail.com

Yemen

Mr. Ammar Al-Aulaqi
Chairman
Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
E-Mail: ammar.aulaqi [ at ] gmail.com

Zambia

Mr. Allan Dauchi
Principal Natural Resources Management Officer
Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
Lusaka, Zambia
E-Mail: duchi45 [ at ] yahoo.com