New appointees to Executive Committee

We are pleased to announce the appointment of three further members of Wild Europe’s Executive Committee.

Neil Birnie, Chief Executive of Conservation Capital, practitioner in conservation enterprise and financing which has operated in 22 countries, and co-founder of Wilderness Scotland, recently recognised as Europe’s No 1 Adventure Travel Company by National Geographic. He will be co-chairing our Economic Benefit Committee.

Jo Roberts, Chief Executive of Wilderness Foundation (UK) which specializes in developing pioneer projects to address social issues through wilderness and wild nature – including youth at risk, youth development & leadership, and conflict resolution. She will be helping Wild Europe to develop a European Forum on social benefits of wilderness.

Daniel Vallauri from the WWF France Forest Programme, who is currently organizing a plan for implementation of the Wild Europe strategy for protection of old growth forest. He is also a central figure in the IUCN National Committee group developing a wilderness strategy for France.