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Brian MacSharry

Senior Programme Officer, Protected Areas Information Coordinator
Protected Areas
T: + 44 (0)1223 277314
Brian MacSharry

Brian recently joined UNEP-WCMC and is the project manager of the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) and several other protected areas projects including Protecteplanet.net. Prior to starting in UNEP-WCMC Brian spent 6 ½ years working on biodiversity and protected area data sets in Europe with the European Environment Agency’s European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity based in Paris. This included working on nationally protected areas, and the European Natura 2000 and Emerald networks of protected areas as well as biodiversity reporting obligations under European Nature Directives. Before working in Paris, Brian spent 4 years working for the Irish government in the field of GIS and nature and archaeological conservation.

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