Representing IUCN as observer
Dr. Jonathan Davies coordinates IUCN’s Global Dryland Initiative and is the focal point on desertification and land degradation. He has 25 years of experience in the fields of agricultural development and conservation, and specializes in the restoration and sustainable management of arid and semi-arid lands. His current work areas include: assessment of rangeland and grassland health; natural resource rights and governance; scaling up rangeland restoration to achieve LDN; policy implementation for sustainable rangelands management; and developing the links between agriculture and conservation in the drylands. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and an M.Sc. in Tropical Livestock Production.