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Chris Poonian

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Chris Poonian

International Programme Manager
Community Centred Conservation (C3)

I believe deeply in the importance of building capacity of local individuals for long-term sustainability and my research interests include socioeconomic dimensions of natural resource management.

I have worked extensively on novel capacity-building programmes and recently authored and set up an internationally-recognized Park Ranger training course in Nicaragua. I am planning to develop further regional training programmes in the Western Indian Ocean in collaboration with local universities.



Co- management of natural resources, effective governance and sustainability of MPAs


Effective planning for sustainability of turtle ecotourism initiatives


phone: +230 777 3338

country: various

Favorite Turtle Moment

Seeing my first nesting leatherback at Gandoca, Costa Rica in 1998.

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