Dilys has collaborated with WCMC for many years on biodiversity mainstreaming, working with the Ecosystem Assessment Programme to support the African Leadership Group on biodiversity mainstreaming, and more recently on the GEF-funded CONNECT project. She also collaborates with the Climate Change programme on ecosystem based adaptation issues and would like to work more closely with the Species programme and Science team on wildlife issues including legal and illegal wildlife trade.
Dilys Roe leads IIED’s work on biodiversity and conservation, predominantly, though not exclusively, focussing on sub-Saharan Africa. Her work has two main areas of focus – 1) human dimensions of wildlife conservation – including understanding and supporting the necessary conditions for effective community-based conservation; 2) raising awareness of the importance of biodiversity – and biodiversity loss – within economic development and climate change policy.
Dilys is a member of the UK Government Darwin Expert Committee (DEC) and Illegal Wildlife Trade Advisory Group. And, since January 2019, she has taken on the additional role of Chair of the IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group.