Monika Bertzky has been working in international nature conservation for more than a decade, using her academic background in both natural and social sciences to generate knowledge products that can inform environmental policy and decision-making processes. For five years until the end of 2013 she worked with the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge, UK. In her role as Senior Program Officer she successfully developed, contributed to and managed a range of projects with partners from UN bodies, governments, NGOs, academia and civil society in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Now she is working as an independent environmental consultant.
Her main areas of expertise and interest include planning for biodiversity conservation under REDD+ , impacts of climate change on biodiversity, the role of biodiversity and ecosystems in climate change mitigation and adaptation, protected area management and governance, and sustainable resource use.