Conservation International Announces New Leadership in Brazil

May 1, 2019

“Brazil has always been tremendously important to Conservation International, not only because of its unparalleled biodiversity and the vast amounts of carbon, fresh water and exquisite coastal areas it houses, but also because of the long history we’ve had in the country,” said Daniela Raik, Senior Vice President of Conservation International’s Americas Division. “While we have achieved many things in Brazil in partnership with government, private sector and civil society groups, there are many challenges to come and important opportunities to take hold of. Mauricio has demonstrated his leadership ability and we are thrilled that he will lead our work in the country.”

During his five-year tenure with Conservation International as Director of Development and Communications, Bianco spearheaded key countrywide and global initiatives. Among them, Amazonia Live; an effort to restore 73 million trees in Amazonia, the Nature is Speaking campaign and the Partnership for Good Development which promotes sustainable agricultural development.

“Over the years, I’ve had the chance to be part of some incredibly important initiatives that create a positive environmental impact here in Brazil and for our planet. I’m excited to step into this role to continue to increase this impact. Brazil is facing a clear threat from the impact of climate change. Now, more than ever, it’s crucial we protect nature,” said Bianco.

Bianco holds a degree in Hospitality and Tourism from the University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), specializing in Strategic Management / Marketing from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and the Development Program of the Dom Cabral Foundation (FDC).

About Conservation International

Conservation International uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the nature that people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods. Founded in 1987, Conservation International works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet that supports us all. Learn more about Conservation International, the groundbreaking “Nature Is Speaking” campaign and its series of virtual reality projects: “My Africa”, “Under the Canopy” and “Valen’s Reef.” Follow Conservation International’s work on our Human Nature blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.