Eresha Fernando

Research Assistant (Bird Trade Review)
BirdLife International

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member

eresha.fernando@birdlife.org

Background

My current role as the Research Assistant for the CCI Collaborative Fund project on quantifying global bird trade primarily involves undertaking research and analysis tasks. I also provide support to any administrative requirements related to the project. I first joined BirdLife in 2019, qualifying as an IUCN Red List Assessor, working on assessments for the EU component of the European Red List of Birds. Subsequently, I was able to conduct Global Red List assessments for all birds and regions. I have also previously conducted Red List assessments for other species. My interests therefore lie with conservation assessments and species and/or ecosystem monitoring. I am additionally interested in other manners of conservation biology such species’ habitat utilisation (particularly in coastal wetlands), sustainable, inclusive conservation methods and island biogeography and diversity.