At Conservation International, we are proud to have some of the leading minds in natural and social science, policy, finance and business working together to design solutions that will improve people’s lives through the care and protection of nature. Their insights are helping societies develop and thrive in a more sustainable, equitable way.
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Director, Sustainable Development, Global Policy and Government Relations
Ricardo Ulate has been involved in providing support to Central American countries in creating capacities and advancing in the design of REDD+ strategies, climate change and environmental services frameworks. Ricardo has also supported the Costa Rican delegation to the UNFCCC during the last few years.
Director, Rights, Governance and Social Policy, Center for Environment and Peace
Theresa Buppert helps to advance Conservation International’s rights-based approach to conservation by promoting the integration of human rights in conservation action through the development of institutional social policies to guide our work as well as through engagement in key policy arenas affecting communities.
Principal, Science Partnerships and Innovation, Moore Center for Science
Dr. Lian Pin Koh plays a key role in strengthening Conservation International’s existing science partnerships and in developing new strategic relationships with academia, technology companies and other NGOs.
Manger, Technical Support, Conservation International-Bolivia
Candido Pastor works to establish agreements and advise political representatives at both national and local levels in sustainable management policies. Candido has been directly involved in the creation of ecotourism policies and successful environmental initiatives in Bolivia.
Advisor, Gender and Conservation, Center for Environment and Peace
Kame Westerman advances gender equity, human rights and women’s leadership in conservation initiatives. As Conservation International’s Gender and Conservation Advisor, Kame works across projects and programs to promote practical and culturally appropriate ways to integrate gender considerations into field and policy initiatives.
Senior GIS Manager, Cartographer, Moore Center for Science
Kellee Koenig’s role at Conservation International focuses on the cartographic production of high-level map products, GIS, cartographic training and support, and spatial data management. Kellee has produced over 1,000 maps to date, which are used for scientific publications, communications materials, presentations, and proposals.
Managing Director, DGM Global Executing Agency
Luis Barquin-Valle manages the Global Project of the Dedicated Grant Mechanism, a unique partnership and innovative model for climate finance in which indigenous peoples and local communities lead the design, implementation, and governance of efforts to enhance the role of communities in forests and climate action.
Manager, EU Policy and Sustainable Production, Conservation International Europe
Fanny Gauttier is the Manager for EU Policy and sustainable production at Conservation International Europe. She oversees engagement with the relevant EU and member states institutions on deforestation and climate issues, and facilitates relationships with EU negotiators.
Regional Climate Change Director, Americas Field Division
Milagros Sandoval leads and serves as liaison of Conservation International’s climate strategy in the Americas. She supports the design and implementation of regional climate priorities, as well as establishing and monitoring targets, and advancing key partnerships. In Peru, she has led the design and implementation of initiatives to reduce deforestation involving sustainable supply chains with local and indigenous communities.
Senior Advisor, Sustainable Land/Seascapes
Simon Badcock manages the Sustainable Landscapes Partnership (SLP), which is a public-private partnership that invests in replicable low carbon business models that reduce pressure on forests, support economic growth, improve livelihoods, and expand community income-earning opportunities in Indonesia.
Senior Director, Assessing Nature's Value, Moore Center for Science
Dr. Miroslav Honzák’s research focuses on complex systems analysis of ecosystem services trade-offs and tipping points. Miroslav develops strategic partnerships with leading international conservation and development institutions, academia, government agencies and businesses, and facilitates dissemination of research findings.