Marine's role in the Protected Areas Programme is to maintain the Global Database on Protected Area Management (GD-PAME) and to help support work on the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), liaising with Asian and African countries, reviewing and integrating new protected areas datasets into the global database and producing diverse statistics. 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).
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. She then started working at WCMC where she assisted with the PARCC project providing support with management of the website content and on the Biodiversity and Protected Area Management Programme (BIOPAMA) (Part 1) focusing on providing support to improve the quality of protected areas data in the African, Caribbean and Pacific regions.
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.
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.
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.