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Percy Summers, Ph.D.

Director, USAID Sustainable Landscape Program, Conservation International-Peru

Percy Summers, Ph.D.

Director, USAID Sustainable Landscape Program, Conservation International-Peru

Percy Summers is the director of sustainable landscapes for Conservation International Peru.

He leads the Sustainable Landscapes Partnership for Peru, a USAID-funded project. Summers joined Conservation International Peru in 2009 and is part of the team that successfully led the REDD+ project in the Alto Mayo Protected Forest in the Peruvian Amazon. He also supports the Conservation International Liberia team in the design of their sustainable landscapes approach. In 2017, Summers was named a Professor of Practice as part of Conservation International’s partnership with Arizona State University.

Before joining Conservation International, Summers was part of the Amazon Community-based Natural Resource Management Research Initiative. He lived among indigenous communities and studied local fisheries and forest management systems, and led one of the first intraregional watershed management systems in the Peruvian Amazon.​

In his spare time, Summers owns a small farm in the foothills of the Yanachaga-Chemillen National Park in Peru, where he grows native fruits using sustainable methods. He also operates a conservation concession in the neighboring cloud forest, to prevent logging and protect the forest ecosystem.

Summers has a doctorate in environmental design and planning from Virginia Tech; a master​’s in tropical forestry from the National Institute of Amazonian Research in Brazil; and a degree in forestry science from North Carolina State University.​

He leads the Sustainable Landscapes Partnership for Peru, a USAID-funded project. Summers joined Conservation International Peru in 2009 and is part of the team that successfully led the REDD+ project in the Alto Mayo Protected Forest in the Peruvian Amazon. He also supports the Conservation International Liberia team in the design of their sustainable landscapes approach. In 2017, Summers was named a Professor of Practice as part of Conservation International’s partnership with Arizona State University.

Before joining Conservation International, Summers was part of the Amazon Community-based Natural Resource Management Research Initiative. He lived among indigenous communities and studied local fisheries and forest management systems, and led one of the first intraregional watershed management systems in the Peruvian Amazon.​

In his spare time, Summers owns a small farm in the foothills of the Yanachaga-Chemillen National Park in Peru, where he grows native fruits using sustainable methods. He also operates a conservation concession in the neighboring cloud forest, to prevent logging and protect the forest ecosystem.

Summers has a doctorate in environmental design and planning from Virginia Tech; a master​’s in tropical forestry from the National Institute of Amazonian Research in Brazil; and a degree in forestry science from North Carolina State University.​

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