Karen Keenleyside Karen Keenleyside

Karen KeenleysideKaren Keenleyside is Vice Chair for People and Parks with the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN’s) World Commission on Protected Areas. She is also Co-chair of the IUCN’s #NatureForAll initiative and Senior Advisor for #NatureForAll, Parks Canada.

An ecologist by training, Karen bridges natural and social-scientific disciplines to identify solutions for building constituencies of support for conservation and protected areas into the future. During her career, which has included time in the private sector and government, Karen has developed knowledge-based strategic guidance on issues such as environmental management, ecological restoration, climate change, and connecting people with nature.

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