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Padu Franco

Director Andes, Amazonia, Orinoquia, Wildlife Conservation Society

Responsible for leading the development and implementation of a visionary and comprehensive conservation strategy for the Andes, Amazonia and Orinoquia and Overseeing WCS’s country offices in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Evolutionary and conservation biologist with more than 15 years of experience designing, coordinating, and implementing basic and applied research studies and projects. Over 10 years of experience developing and managing biodiversity conservation and sustainable development initiatives, programs and projects. Equivalent experience leading, managing, and mentoring multidisciplinary team and implementing, advising, and developing science-based biodiversity conservation processes, with a participatory and inter-institutional character. Ample experience developing inter-sector and public-private partnerships focused on bridging the gap between conservation and development.