VCA Auditors are responsible for providing an independent peer-reviews of a VCA management plans and performance reports. The rooster of VCA Auditors also serves as the technical advisory committee to the VCA Approach, notably with respect to the requirements set out in the VCA Standard and the guidance provided in the VCA Toolkit.
If you want to register your area as a VCA, you will need to have your management plan audited by a VCA Auditor. You may choose from the roster below or you may ask a respected, independent conservation expert to submit an application to become your VCA Auditor.
More information on what is covered in a VCA audit can be found in the VCA Standard.
Ameer Abdulla (IUCN Senior Adviser for Marine Conservation Science, Spain)
Steven de Bie (De Gemeynt, Netherlands)
Alasdair Edwards (Emeritus Professor of Coral Reef Ecology, Newcastle University, UK)
Jan Fehse (Value for Nature Consulting, UK)
Mariano Gimenez-Dixon (Wildlife and Conservation Biology Consultant, Argentina)
Jesse Hastings (Senior Associate, Earthmind, Switzerland)
Joel Houdet (Integrated Sustainability Services, South Africa)
Zoltan Kun (Manager, VTK Innosystem Ltd, Hungary)
Olof Linden (Professor, World Maritime University, Sweden)
Lida Pet-Soede (Director Marine Projects, PT Hatfield Indonesia, Indonesia)
Derek Pomeroy (Professor, retired, Makerere University, Uganda)
Brian Reilly (Professor, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa)
Shingo Shibata (Sophia University, Japan)
Jonathan Spencer (Forestry Commission England, UK)
Vladivoj Vancura (Director, European Wilderness Society, Austria)
Ton van der Zon (IUCN CEM & WCPA Member, Netherlands)