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Mr. Nigel Asquith

Director of Policy

Natura Foundation Bolivia

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Natura Foundation Bolivia was created in 2003 with the aim of developing biodiversity conservation actions and natural resources sustainable management, and thus contribute to improve the quality of life of the Bolivian population. Our main objective is t ... more

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Employment History

ParksWatch Incorporated


Conservation International




Lone Mountain Fellow
Political Economy Research Center

Kinship Foundation



Bachelor of Arts

Oxford University



Duke University



University of Illinois



Duke University

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According to Natura's director of strategy and policy Nigel Asquith, the study's preliminary results suggest that the Watershared agreement has been successful in promoting a more efficient management of environmental resources, and in particular, that:

Nigel Asquith Nigel Asquith, director of strategy and policy at Natura, contributed to this blog post. For further information, see his Harvard Review of Latin America articles: "Investing in Latin America's Water Factories: Incentives and Institutions for Climate Compatible Development" and "Reciprocal Agreements for Water: An Environmental Management Revolution in the Santa Cruz Valleys."

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Nigel Asquith

Nigel Asquith
Director of Policy
Nigel Asquith is the Director of Policy at the Santa Cruz-based Natura Foundation Bolivia, where, since 2003, his team has helped create a new 928,000 hectares protected area and has set up 36 municipal water funds. These funds annually support over 3,000 families with $250,000 worth of alternative development projects, thus helping to conserve over 180,000 hectares of biodiverse tropical forests. Called "reciprocal watershed agreements" (RWA), the practice has been replicated and scaled up by other organizations across the Andes. Mr. Asquith has worked at the Smithsonian Institution, the Center for International Forestry Research, Conservation International, and the World Bank. He has an extensive research program, most recently based out of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, assessing the feasibility of market-based tools for environmental management, and he was a Research fellow at Harvard's Sustainability Science Program in 2008/9 and 2013/14. He has a Bachelor of Art s from Oxford University and a PhD in Zoology from Duke University.

Natura Bolivia - Our People [cached]

Nigel Asquith has a Ph.D. in Tropical Ecology from Duke University with over 15 years experience designing and implementing conservation projects. His technical expertise is in plant-animal relations in neotropical forests, ecosystem service valuation, policy analysis, and the impacts of the oil and gas sector on biodiversity, and he has worked at the Smithsonian Institution, the Center for International Forestry Research, and the World Bank. Nigel's regional specialization is in the tropical Andes, but he also extensive experience in Indonesia, Mesoamerica, Madagascar, Yemen and Ghana. From 2001-5 he worked for Conservation International in Washington DC, undertaking policy analyses, fund raising, developing a regional strategy for northern Mesoamerica, and managing external grants to Bolivian and Brazilian conservation NGOs. Nigel is currently Executive Director of the Ecofund Ecuador, and Director of Science at FundaciĆ³n Natura Bolivia.

ParksWatch - Strengthening Parks To Safeguard Biodiversity [cached]

ParksWatch-Bolivia is coordinated by Nigel Asquith.

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ParksWatch-Bolivia is coordinated by Nigel Asquith.

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