Dr Dilys Roe

Advisory board member


Dilys Roe is a principal researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), a sustainable development think-tank based in London. Dilys leads IIED’s work on biodiversity which focuses on integrating social concerns into conservation policy and practice; support community based approaches to biodiversity management; and mainstreaming biodiversity into development policy.

She has written extensively on community-based natural resources management; “pro-poor” conservation; biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction; and more recently illegal wildlife trade. During her 20+ years at IIED, Dilys has also been seconded to the UK Department for International Development (DfID) as a consultant biodiversity advisor.

Dilys is a member of the steering committee of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi) and is Fellow of the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC). She has a Ph.D. in biodiversity management from the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent.

You can find out more about Dilys’ research and expertise on her IIED profile. She is also on Twitter as @dilysroe.