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Rob Prosper

Vice President, Protected Areas Establishment and Conservation , Parks Canada, Quebec

Rob Prosper is vice-president for Protected Areas Establishment and Conservation, Parks Canada, a directorate responsible for the establishment of national parks and national marine conservation areas, the management of law enforcement, and overall Parks Canada guidance with regards to natural resource conservation and ecosystem science. He has worked with Parks Canada for 37 years, initially in the areas of natural resource conservation and in national park management. After 22 years of working in the field, he took on senior management roles in park operations, managing Canada's 12 arctic national parks, and he has been instrumental in advancing the agency's priorities related to strengthening relationships with Aboriginal peoples. He holds two degrees in biology from Carleton University. He is a Fellow of Session 557, Nature, Health and a New Urban Generation, in 2015.