Claudia Sobrevila

Claudia Sobrevila

Program Manager for the Global Partnership on Wildlife Conservation and Crime Prevention for Sustainable Development

Dr. Claudia Sobrevila joined the World Bank in 1992. Currently, she is the Program Manager for the Global Partnership on Wildlife Conservation and Crime Prevention for Sustainable Development also known as the Global Wildlife Program (GWP). She is also the task team leader for GEF and IDA projects in Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique and for a regional Africa project to address elephant poaching and illegal ivory trade. She has held positions in the Anchor and in Latin America and the Caribbean, where she led projects and programs on the role of biodiversity and ecosystem management in sustainable development, particularly, on the establishment and management of protected areas and private reserves, the interface of conservation and agricultural development, land tenure and sustainable rural development, indigenous and community development, financing mechanism and trust funds for the environment and small grants mechanisms. Her publications include analytical work on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development –Harnessing Synergies and Celebrating Successes, Land Titling Models in Latin America and the Caribbean for Indigenous People, Reducing Threats to Protected Areas, Convenient Solutions to Inconvenient Truth - Ecosystem-Based Approaches to Climate Change and the Role of Indigenous Peoples in Conservation. Dr. Sobrevila holds a PhD. In Tropical Ecology from Harvard University and in her spare time, studies the Lakota and Tibetan Buddhism traditions.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Environment
  • Biodiversity
  • Sustainable Development