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Marine Deguignet

Programme Officer | Conserving Land and Seascapes

Marine manages the World Database on Protected Areas, the Global Database on Protected Area Management Effectiveness and the Protected Planet. She also leads on the capacity building work of the programme aimed to provide support to our data providers (for the GD-PAME and the WDPA) and runs a lot of technical and GIS capacity building workshops. She currently manages the Biodiversity and protected area management (BIOPAMA) project for UNEP-WCMC.

Previous experience & expertise

Marine has previously worked as an intern at the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) World Heritage Programme where she worked on the Conservation Outlook Assessment for natural and mixed World Heritage sites. Since working at WCMC, she led the publication of two editions of the United Nations List of Protected Areas, contributed to 3 editions of the Protected Planet Report and other national and regional reports. She also worked with many African countries to ensure their protected area network was accurately represented in the WDPA.

Recent work by Marine Deguignet

World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) | Manager

Marine is supporting the programme to keep the WDPA up-to-date, focusing mainly on African and Asian countries as well as the UNESCO Man and Biosphere reserves. This includes liaising with and providing technical support to countries to ensure the best available information is updated in the database.  

2014 United Nations List of Protected Areas |

Marine led on the publication of the 14th edition of the United Nations List of Protected Areas. This report provided up-to-date information on over 209,000 designated marine and terrestrial protected areas covering more than 30 million km2 and including significant updates since the last edition published in 2003.

Protected Planet National Technical Series: Republic of Korea |

Marine provided support to this spatial conservation planning exercise which aimed at assessing the status of the Republic of Korea’s protected area network and proposing priorities for protected area expansion to support implementation of international and national biodiversity targets.