an bollen

An Bollen, Conservation consultant

As an ecologist I like to work on biodiversity conservation through an integrated ecosystem approach based on sound science and action research and by empowering those who depend on natural resources for their daily livelihoods. Ownership and direct involvement of local communities is the only path to sustainable change, so they will act as stewards in the long-term. I am a firm believer of bottom-up approaches as drivers of change, ideally in a multi-stakeholder setting.