Program Officer, Mexico
Marco leads our project in Mexico since 2011, which we implement with local partner FARCO in La Chinantla, Oaxaca and coordinates local efforts for monitoring and evaluating conservation and social impact. He collaborates with our regional teams to integrate GIS data and the creation of maps. His area of expertise is related to NGOs and Government efforts for protection of forests and jungles. He has a PhD in the Use of Natural Resources from the Instituto Politécnico Nacional. He considers that sustainable development in rural communities can be achieved by empowering people, understanding that "there is no recipe that guarantees success without making adaptations to local conditions and getting approval from the involved parties."