MS, Environmental Science, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
BS, Natural Resources, Cornell University
Audrey Denvir, Tree Conservation Project Coordinator, manages Global Tree Conservation projects in Mexico and Central America. The mission of this program is to save trees from extinction through international collaborations. Audrey works closely with colleagues from botanical gardens, universities, and NGOs in Mexico and Central America to develop conservation projects targeting threatened oak species. Through her work at The Morton Arboretum, Audrey contributes to the Global Trees Campaign, the only international conservation program dedicated to saving the world’s tree species. Audrey’s key initiatives include: (1) Integrated conservation of the narrow endemic Quercus brandegeei (Endangered); (2) Development of the International Sustainable Management Strategy for Quercus insignis (Endangered); (3) Identification, field survey, and threat assessment of rare Mexican oaks; and (4) leading the Oaks of the Americas Conservation Network (OACN).
Before joining the Morton Arboretum, Audrey completed a Masters thesis focused on cross-level interactions of forest policy in the Peruvian Amazon, including an in-depth analysis of illegal logging. Her work contributed to a larger report produced with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), eventually published by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Global Trees Campaign
Audrey Denvir of Morton Arboretum shows us why Mexico’s oaks are so remarkable and explains recent moves by tree conservationists to secure their future. READ THE ARTICLE