- Independent Consultant
Kina Murphy is a conservation biologist whose work has most recently focused on how to increase biodiversity in areas that have been heavily impacted by resource extraction. She has over 15 years of experience working in over 10 countries where she has focused on everything from biodiversity monitoring and market based approaches to conservation to community based conservation planning and policy. She was responsible for the development, management, and implementation of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s, Oyu Tolgoi Core Biodiversity Monitoring for the South Gobi in Mongolia. She has a strong background in assisting companies and lenders in adopting and promoting best practices in terms of the management of biodiversity and ecosystem services; coordinating with governments to support the establishment of policies and regulations that foster improved land use management; and creating opportunities for better conservation outcomes from development. Murphy also has extensive experience working with women’s groups, such as the Women as Game Changes and Women of Green Networks; and with youth and diversity movements, such as The Diverse Partners for Environmental Progress, The Children and Nature Network and University mentoring programs. She has worked with communities, businesses and all levels of government in Botswana, Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Mongolia and the U.S. She has a PhD in Biology from the University of New Mexico that focuses on: Mitigating the Impacts of Human Land-Use Change on Biodiversity: With a focus on large migratory species and a Master’s in Community and Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico.