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Cristina Lázaro

Associate Programme Officer | Conserving Land and Seascapes

BIOPAMA programme |
The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) aims to improve the long-term conservation and sustainable use of natural resource in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, in protected areas and surrounding communities. Cristina is leading on UNEP-WCMC’s work in the Caribbean region.

Protected Planet Initiative |
Cristina focuses on the Latin America and the Caribbean region and works with government agencies, private, community and NGO actors to pull together the most up to date information on protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures. These data feed into the following databases that underpin the Protected Planet Initiative:

1.   World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA)

2.   World Database on other effective area-based conservation measures (WD-OECM)

3.   Global Database on Protected Area Management Effectiveness (GD-PAME)

Previous experience & expertise

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Recent work by Cristina Lázaro

World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) |

Cristina manages data on protected areas in the Latin America region within the WDPA. She is in contact with national focal points in the region, supporting updates and data management for the countries, and ensuring the information in the WDPA is accurate and up to date.