Director of the Pew Charitable Trust for French Polynesia
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Jérôme holds a BSc. in Agronomy, a MSc. in Environmental Sciences from the engineering school ISARA in Lyon, France, a MSc. in Political Sciences from Université Montesquieu in Bordeaux and a Ph.D. in Life Sciences from Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes La Sorbonne. He coordinated biodiversity inventories with the University of California, Berkeley, and worked with the local government in French Polynesia on a climate change strategy. He also worked with the International Union for Conservation of Nature in Brussels on EU overseas territories and at various research centers in Australia, Burkina Faso, Nepal, and France. Jérôme directs Pew’s Global Ocean Legacy project in French Polynesia.The Global Ocean Legacy team is working to establish the world’s first generation of great marine parks by securing the designation of large, fully protected reserves. To date, their efforts have helped to double the amount of safeguarded ocean habitat worldwide.