Dilys Roe

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Dilys Roe "has worked for the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – a sustainable development policy research institute based in London – since 1992. She is currently a Senior Researcher in IIED’s Natural Resources Group, specialising in biodiversity. Her work focuses on exploring the links between biodiversity conservation and poor people’s livelihoods and informing policy in this field. Specific activities currently include co-ordinating an international ‘Learning Group’ on poverty-conservation linkages, working with international conservation NGOs to explore the development of a human rights charter to guide practice in developing countries – particularly with respect to displacement from protected areas - and reviewing the impacts and achievements of community based wildlife management in Africa.

"Dilys also acts as an external advisor on biodiversity to the UK Department for International Development. In other roles, Dilys has undertaken work for the Foreign Office on the implementation of the Environment Charters in the UK’s Overseas Territories, and worked with ODI and the International Centre for Responsible Tourism on pro-poor tourism.

"Dilys Roe read Rural Environmental Sciences at the University of London and followed her BSc with an MSc in Environmental Management, also at the University of London. She is currently completing a PhD at the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent." [1]


  • Dilys Roe is co-editor with Joanna Elliott of The Earthscan Reader in Poverty and Biodiversity Conservation (Earthscan, February 2010).

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  1. Trustees, Plantlife International, accessed October 3, 2008.
  2. Darwin Advisory Committee, DEFRA, accessed April 25, 2009.