Dilys Roe is a principal researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), a sustainable development think-tank based in London. Dilys leads IIED’s work on biodiversity which focuses on integrating social concerns into conservation policy and practice; support community based approaches to biodiversity management; and mainstreaming biodiversity into development policy.
She has written extensively on community-based natural resources management; “pro-poor” conservation; biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction; and, more recently illegal wildlife trade. During her 20+ years at IIED, Dilys has also been seconded to the UK Department for International Development (DfID) as a consultant biodiversity advisor.
Dilys is a member of the steering committee of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi) and is Fellow of the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC). She has a Ph.D. in biodiversity management from the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent.