Ana Nuno

Interdisciplinary Conservation Researcher & Consultant


I have over 15 years of experience in biodiversity conservation and social dimensions of natural resource use and management, developing applied research with stakeholder engagement for resilient interventions. Key expertise includes integration of social and ecological information for informing management and policy decisions.

Working across academic and consultancy sectors, I conduct highly applied interdisciplinary research, working in collaboration with researchers from world-class research institutions and international NGOs, as well as governmental agencies, local communities and regional environmental and development NGOs. Since February 2019, I have led, or collaborated in, consultancy work related to project design, implementation and monitoring in, for example, marine protected areas, ecosystem-based approaches, stakeholder engagement and social dimensions of resource use.

Examples of clients: BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Oikos - Cooperation and Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Types of consultancy deliverables produced:

Nuno, A. (2022) Strategic guidelines: environmental management, gender mainstreaming, human rights-based approach and participation in the “Landscape” project. Oikos - Cooperação e Desenvolvimento. 69 pp [In Portuguese]

Nuno, A. (2021) Project activity report: 3.7 Socio-economic monitoring – mid-term evaluation. Fauna & Flora International. 90 pp [In Portuguese]

Nuno, A. (2021) Characterization of the charcoal value chain in São Tomé and Príncipe and evaluation of risks of economic displacement in the context of sustainability-related initiatives. UNDP. 93 pp [In Portuguese with English executive summary]