Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank
Claudia Sobrevila is a Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank that she joined in 1992. She has dedicated her career to protecting the environment especially national parks, biodiversity and endangered species and supporting indigenous peoples’ cause. Her work at the World Bank, The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International over the past 29 years has taken her to remote areas in more than 30 countries in the world where she has conducted field work, organized workshops and advised governments, NGOs and grass root organizations, on projects funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that support biodiversity. She is currently the Program Manager for the Global Wildlife Program, a partnership funded by the GEF, with various UN agencies, NGOs and governments in 19 countries in Africa and Asia to combat wildlife poaching and illegal trade and ensure the survival of elephants, rhinos, big cats, pangolins and great apes. She holds a PhD. In Tropical Ecology from Harvard University and a post-doctorate from the Smithsonian Institution.