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Professor Milner-Gulland is Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity and Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science in the Zoology Department.

Recently, she was Lead Author on a paper outlining the 'Four Steps for the Earth' framework for implementing global biodiversity commitments - the framework that Oxford University has adopted in our commitment to biodiversity net gain.

She said ‘This paper represents a real team effort, with authors from academia, business and government. We're excited to launch this idea and hope that it will be useful to many different groups as they work to realise the vision of the UN's post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.'

Professor Milner-Gulland's work focuses on improving conservation by understanding how and why people use natural resources, and how best to support individuals, organisations and governments to balance conservation with societal needs. She also works on the illegal wildlife trade and is interested in designing, monitoring and evaluating conservation interventions in order to improve their effectiveness. She aims to address issues identified by conservation practitioners, and works closely with them to design and implement interventions.

She's particularly passionate about the conservation of the saiga antelope in Central Asia, and co-founded the Saiga Conservation Alliance. She also founded the Conservation Optimism movement which aims to empower people to make a difference in conservation through positive stories which inspire change.

She is Chair of the Darwin Initiative's Expert Committee, a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide, and a Trustee of WWF-UK.

Eleanor Jane Milner-Gulland