Mr. Antonio Domingos Abreu is an Environmental Expert on biodiversity, nature conservation and environmental management, with a long experience of work with the MAB program in his country (Portugal) as well as internationally. He worked as technical coordinator of several applications of new Biosphere Reserves (Flores Islands, Azores, Príncipe Island, São Tomé & Principe, Santana, Madeira), and currently is coordinating the REDBIOS network and is member of the research team of the Project: The impact of climate change on Island and coastal Biosphere Reserves”.
He holds a BA in Biology from the University of Lisbon, a Post Grad Formation in Comparative Phylogenetic method studies on marine organisms from the University of Cadiz, as well as a PhD in Marine Biology from the University of Madeira. His professional experience includes working as an Environmental Expert for the African Development Bank, World Bank, IFAD, IUCN, and other international agencies being responsible for environmental management frameworks and plans in development projects in several countries such as Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, Cabo Verde Ghana and The Gambia.
Between 2000 and 2007 he was General Director for the Environment in the Government of Madeira (Portugal) and currently is Member of the Portuguese National Council for the environment and Sustainable Development and Vice-Chair of the European Network of environmental Advisory Councils. He is also a invited teacher of several universities and supervisor of Master and PhD
Conservation Management; Biodiversity; islands
Relevant Island Knowledge:
Madeira, São Tomé & Príncipe