Provisionally licensed assessor
Licensed assessor since 24 July 2015
1 Satisfactory Report at second submission. Qualified to lead HCV and HCV-HCSA assessments.
Biography Phil Patton holds a B.Sc. Honours (Environmental and Geographical Science) from the University of Cape Town, and a B.Sc (Geology, Botany and Environmental Management) from the University of Port Elizabeth. He is an experienced Ecologist and Ornithologist, and has been registered as a Professional Natural Scientist since 2012. Phil has over 19 years of consulting experience in ecological assessments and environmental auditing within the agriculture, mining, and other industries. He has working experience in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Phil has HCV and HCS experience in a number of Palm Oil Plantation Projects in Central Congo Basin, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Myanmar (Burma).
Skills Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and amphibians, Botany, Forest ecology, Hydrology, Soils, Forestry, Grasslands, Freshwaters, Endemic species, Insects, Carbon studies, Landscape ecology, Biodiversity conservation, Ecosystem services
Anthropology, Stakeholder consultation, Development studies, Migration studies, Livelihoods, Community land use, Socio-economic survey methods
GIS, LIDAR, Carbon mapping
Thematic scope Land use planning, Habitat management/restoration, Protected areas, Freshwaters management, Environmental and social impact assessments
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Rainforest Alliance, IFC Performance Standards, World Bank
Timber and wood-based products, Pulp and paper, Oil palm, Cotton, Soy, Rubber, Sugar, Coffee, Beef, Minerals
Geographic Sub-Saharan Africa, Islands of Africa, Central America, Northeastern Asia, Southeastern Asia, Southern Asia, Western Asia, Central Europe, Pacific Islands
Botswana, Cameroon, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
English (Native or bilingual proficiency)
French (Limited working proficiency)
Zulu (Limited working proficiency)