What is your organisation? / Quelle is votre organisation?
Tell something about your work (brief) / Introduction bref de votre travail..
I'm Paraguayan biologist by profession, with Masters in Environmental Science and Public Policy from the National University of Asuncion and Doctor of Science in Forest Resources from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I am currently WCPA-IUCN member, actually works as environmental consultant and teaching environmental management, ecology an ecological restoration on two of the most important universities in Paraguay, in undergraduate and graduate level.
Actually Sustainability Manager in SilviPar and works as Coordinator of Re-establishment of Connectivity between Protected Areas in the CONSERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT IN THE ATLANTIC FOREST OF EASTERN PARAGUAY PROJECT (Binational Itaipu, The World Bank and GEF).
Since 2000 working as auditor in FSC Forest Certification Scheme, for SGS and GFA Consulting Group in certification of plantations and native forest management.
Former environmental manager of Morombi Private Natural Reserve, NATURAL Land Trust’s Executive Director. I have extensive conservation experience in Paraguay, working at institutional or field level. I was Director of National Park Directorate, have worked for several years as biologist in the Fundación Moisés Bertoni and in the Conservation Data Centre of Paraguay. I have quite experience in strengthening local communities, groups of interests, projects and processes related for sustainable development. I was author and co-author of various books, manuals and articles referred to conservation or sustainable uses of natural resources.
I’m native in Spanish, Guaraní and fluent in Portuguese and English.
Member of several professional bodies and I received an honorable mention National Science Award 2010 of the Paraguayan National Congress, winner of the Whitley Award 2003 for People and the Environment, sponsored by WWK-UK, England and was received Outstanding Youth Prize by the Cámara Junior de Asuncion, Paraguay, in 1996.
What are your key interests in FLR? / Quelles sont vos intérêts principales en FLR?
I am interested to collaborate with the initiative here in Paraguay and neighboring countries.
Do you have any innovative practices to share? Avez vous des pratiques innovative a partager?