Rebecca D’Cruz is an ecologist by training, and has been working on biodiversity and environmental issues since 1989. She works on aspects related to the implementation of biodiversity-related multilateral environmental treaties and agreements, environmental policy development, strategic planning, institutional strengthening, conservation management planning, advocacy and communications, and also training and capacity building.
Ms D’Cruz graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia, with a degree in environmental science and then spent eight years working on wetland conservation and management projects in South-east Asia, first with the Institute of Advanced Studies, Universiti Malaya and later with Wetlands International – Asia Pacific. Between 1997 and 2000, she served as the Regional Co-ordinator for Asia and the Pacific at the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention in Gland, Switzerland.
Since 2001, Ms D’Cruz has been working as a consultant, providing expert practical advice and assistance in the field of natural resource management and conservation, primarily in wetlands, in the Asia-Pacific region. She works with governments and regional organisations as well as international and national level non-government organisations, and development assistance agencies. Rebecca currently manages a natural resources management consultancy based in Kuching, and which provides expert practical advice and assistance in the field of natural resources management and conservation, primarily in wetlands, in the Asia-Pacific region.