Deputy Director, Conservation and Land Use
Mike is global focal point for Proforest’s landscape work, with a particular focus on conservation and land use aspects both at landscape and other scales. He works particularly with Proforest’s regional offices in Southeast Asia and W/C Africa. This work involves using tools like the High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock approaches and working to adapt them to be practical for smallholders and landscape level. Mike also leads Proforest’s global forest policy engagement, for example, with multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the High Carbon Stock Approach to drive effective strategies for addressing deforestation in commodity supply chains. Mike has a background in applied tropical forest ecology and conservation biology and has a PhD in Tropical Forest Ecology from the University of York.