Phil Patton is a Biodiversity specialist and a High Conservation Value (HCV) licensed assessor. Phil holds a B.Sc Hons (EGS) from the University of Cape Town, and a B.Sc (Geology and Environmental Management) from the University of Port Elizabeth. He is an experienced Environmental Consultant and Terrestrial Ecologist, having completed major ecological surveys in previously unsurveyed areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Cameroon, Myanmar (Burma) and Sierra Leone. Phil is registered as a Professional Natural Scientist and a registered High Carbon Stock (HCS) Practitioner and has over 19 years of consulting experience in ecological assessments and environmental auditing within the mining, renewable energy, agriculture and other similar industries.

General Info

  • Type of license: Provisional License
  • License number: ALS15041PP
  • Full license date of issue:
  • Provisional license date of issue: April 28, 2016
  • Languages:
    • English
  • Website: http://www.hcvafrica.com
  • LinkedIn: http://philip%20patton

Skills

  • Mapping geographic data:
    • Land use change
    • Carbon mapping
  • Land resource use:
    • Land use planning
    • Habitat management/restoration
    • Protected areas
    • Environmental and social impact assessments
    • Freshwaters management
  • Physical & Life sciences:
    • Mammals
    • Birds
    • Botany
    • Forest ecology
    • Forestry
    • Grasslands
    • Freshwater
    • Endemic species
    • Carbon studies
    • Landscape ecology
    • Biodiversity conservation
    • Ecosystem services

Experience

  • Social science experience:
    • Free, Prior and Informed Consent processes
    • Participatory mapping
    • Other participatory methods
    • Stakeholder consultation processes
  • Certification schemes standards:
    • RSPO
    • HCSA
    • FSC
    • Other
  • Countries of experience:
    • Angola
    • Botswana
    • Burma
    • Cameroon
    • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
    • Cote d'Ivoire
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Sierra Leone
    • South Africa
    • Uganda
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
  • Commodities:
    • Timber and wood-based products
    • Pulp and paper
    • Oil palm
    • Cotton
    • Rubber
    • Sugar
    • Coffee
    • Minerals
    • Other