An Economic Perspective on Protected Areas

Dr. Aaron Bruner

(Conservation International)
Aaron Bruner is Director of the Economics and Planning program at Conservation International.  He was lead author of TEEB for Policy Makers chapter 8.2 – Weighing the Benefits and Costs of Protected areas.
Mr. Bruner has nearly fifteen years of on-the-ground experience working on environmental and human development challenges in over a dozen countries.  He currently focuses on evaluating the contribution of protected areas to national and local economies, supporting governments in integrating natural capital into development planning processes, and assisting rural communities in designing and managing community owned conservation areas. 
On 8th Nov 2011, Mr. Bruner will speak on “Understanding the benefits and costs of protected areas, and implications for economic development”