Dr William Darwall

Freshwater Biodiversity Unit
Global Species Programme

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project lead


I have over 25 years’ experience working on and leading collaborative research projects on the ecology and conservation of aquatic ecosystems globally. The main focus of my current work with IUCN includes implementation of large-scale biodiversity assessments of freshwater systems, including assessment of species threatened status for the IUCN Red ListTM and the identification of Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs). I have completed projects to assess the status of freshwater biodiversity throughout continental Africa, Europe and large parts of Asia. My past field experience includes research and conservation projects in Malawi, Tanzania and Ireland, and I have worked in commercial aquaculture in Scotland.