Lloyd Gamble is Director of Forests and Climate at the World Wildlife Foundation. In that role, he leads a conservation programme called ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+), which manages more than $10bn in funds to encourage developing countries to manage and use their forests responsibly.
In the role, Gamble provides guidance so the funding directly addresses the main drivers of deforestation, such as logging and conversion of forest land to create ranches and farms, He works with WWF teams and governments in Nepal, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Peru and other places to develop strategies and funding proposals.
In addition, Gamble is an Official Observer at the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, advancing large-scale REDD+ programmes. He’s also Multilateral Finance Lead for the WWF’s GLobal Forest and Climate Programme.
Gamble’s career started at The Nature Conservancy, where he was a field biologist intern and did primary surveys for rare birds, reptiles and amphibians to identify key conservation areas. He then became a regional conservation planner with the organisation, and later worked on international environmental policy for the US State Department.
He holds a PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Massachusetts.Tags: Forests, USA