Curriculum Vitae

Bert Lenten

Nationality: Dutch

 

Current position

Proprietor, Lenten Conservation Consultancy

 

Previous positions

2011 -2017   United Nations Environment Programme:  Deputy Executive Secretary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory    Species of Wild Animals (CMS)

1996-2011    United Nations Environment Programme: Executive Secretary of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA)

1990-1995   Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries of the Netherlands/ Executive Secretary of National Park Zuid-Kennemerland

1981-1995    Ministery of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries of the Netherlands/ Policy Officer with respect to nature conservation, forestry and landscape management.

 

Volunteer work

  • Expert of the International Council of Game and Wildlife Management (as of 2018)
  • Board Member of the Members Committee for the Province of Friesland of Natuurmonumenten (as of 2019)
  • Advisor of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (as of July 2019)

 

Educational background

1974-1978    Studies of Forestry and Nature Conservation at the International Agricultural University, Velp, The Netherlands:  Bachelor of  Science with specialisation in Nature Conservation, Forestry and Financial Management.

 

Expertise/ network

a) International Biodiversity Conservation Policies; including negotiations during Conference and  Meetings of Parties

b) Knowledge of International Biodiversity Treaties

c) Chairing meetings,  including those with big differences in interest or politics

d) Forest management and afforestation of landscapes

e) Conservation and management of nature conservation areas

f) Conservation, management and sustainable use of migratory waterbirds

g) Conservation of migratory species particularly in Europe,  Africa and Central Asia

h) Extensive network with respect to Policy Officers worldwide as well as experts and consultants

i) Experience in successful fundraising for small, medium  and large projects