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Mark Zimsky

1992 Global Fellow
Founder of Drylands Agroforestry Project

Mark Zimsky 1992 Global Fellow


Over the last 25 years, Mark Zimsky has gathered worldwide experience developing national biodiversity strategies, designing biodiversity conservation projects for national, regional and global-level execution, and implementing sustainable agriculture, natural resources management, and conservation projects at the national and community level. He has practical experience in more than 30 countries, with field experience in Albania, Kenya and Mexico where he implemented community-level projects promoting sustainable natural resources management.  Zimsky earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation and Resource Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989. He also received a Master of Forest Science Degree from the Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 1991. He has worked for a wide variety of institutions including UNDP, UNEP, the US Peace Corps, and NGOs such as Ecology Action of the Mid-peninsula, and ACDI-VOCA. Prior to joining the Global Environment Facility in 2004, Markserved as the Senior Programme Officer for Biodiversity at UNEP/GEF. At the GEF Mark serves as the Biodiversity Focal Area Coordinator.

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