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About

Biodiversité Conseil is a sole proprietorship business based in London, UK, created in 2009 by Francis Staub. Francis Staub was previously consultant in Washington, DC, for AJH Environmental Services (AJH). Prior joining AJH, Francis Staub was on a Secondment assignment at the World Bank, at the Environment Department.

Biodiversité Conseil offers a range of services to governments, non-governmental organisations, and international agencies, including:

When necessary, Biodiversité Conseil can rely on its large network of international experts.

Memberships

Francis Staub is a member of:

Board of experts of Foundation Ensemble

Francis Staub is a member of the board of experts of Foundation Ensemble. The board of experts gives recommendations during the selection process of the projects, and, when necessary, at every stage of their implementation. Fondation Ensemble is a private, state-approved Foundation, set up in 2004. The Foundation is a member of various international networks for the exchange of expertise and experience. Further details can be found on the Foundation website .

IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)

WCPA promotes the establishment and effective management of a worldwide representative network of terrestrial and marine protected areas (learn more ). He is also member of the French IUCN Commission on Protected Areas, and the French Working Groups on the Sea , and on the World Heritage.

Eurosite

Eurosite is working to create a Europe where nature is cared for, protected, restored and valued by all. We do this by providing practitioners with opportunities to network and exchange experience on practical nature management. Francis Staub is a member of the Marine and Coastal Protected Areas (MCPA) working group (learn more ).


Commission on Education and Communication (CEC)

CEC drives change for the co-creation of sustainable solutions through leading communication, learning and knowledge management in IUCN and the wider conservation community (learn more ). Francis Staub is also member of the French commission.

The Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA)

The Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) aims to promote sustainable financing for biodiversity conservation worldwide. Francis Staub is a member of the Working Groups: Environmental Funds, African Environmental Funds Committee and Protected Areas Financing (learn more ).

CCNet Europe

Francis Staub is currently a coach in training with the European Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet Europe), a network of enthusiastic individuals. The mission of CCNet Europe is to improve conservation throughout Europe by empowering people to develop, implement, evaluate, adapt and share effective strategies that achieve tangible conservation results. (learn more ).

French National Biodiversity Strategy

Biodiversité Conseil subscribed to the French National Biodiversity Strategy (learn more).

Professional Association of Diving Instructors

Francis Staub is PADI Open Water Diver (OWD) certified.

Meetings and Conferences

  • 2nd Mediterranean MPA Forum (Tangier, Morocco, 2016)
  • 31st International Coral Reef Initiative General Meeting (Paris, France, 2016) - organizer
  • Meeting of the National Committee of the French Coral Reef Initiative, IFRECOR (Réunion Island, France, 2016) - speaker
  • 30th International Coral Reef Initiative General Meeting (Thailand, 2015)
  • 29th International Coral Reef Initiative General Meeting (Japan, 2014)
  • 10th Meeting of the National Committee of the French Coral Reef Initiative, IFRECOR (Martinique, France, 2014) speaker
  • 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (Marseille, France, 2013)
  • 28th International Coral Reef Initiative General Meeting (Belize, 2013)
  • IUCN World Conservation Congress (Jeju, Korea, 2012)
  • 27th International Coral Reef Initiative General Meeting (Australia, 2012)
  • 26th International Coral Reef Initiative General Meeting (Réunion Island, France, 2011)
  • 25th International Coral Reef Initiative General Meeting (Samoa, 2010)
  • 24th International Coral Reef Initiative General Meeting (Monaco, 2010)
  • Second International Marine Protected Area Congress (2009)
  • 23rd International Coral Reef Initiative General Meeting (2009)
  • 10th Conference of Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (2008) - speaker
  • IUCN World Conservation Congress (2008) - speaker
  • Coral Reef Initiatives for the Pacific (CRISP) General meeting (2008) - speaker
  • International Coral Reef Symposium (2008) - speaker
  • Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (2008) - speaker
  • 3rd International Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management Symposium, ITMEMS (Mexico, 2006) - Member of the organising committee and co-chair of the "Information and Knowledge Management" session on Data Collection & Analyses, and Online Information & Learning Networks.

Awards

  • World Bank Spot Award (2003) for excellent individual contributions and effective team work in organising and delivering the symposium on the launching of the Status of the Coral Reef’s report
  • World Bank Spot Award (2002) for the work on the ICRIForum