Dr. Mario Suárez Riglós
President of the Board of Directors
Dr. Mario Suárez Riglós is author to over sixty publications and has named more than a dozen fossil species during his research as a paleontologist in Bolivia. He has lectured a variety of courses at the Autonomous University of Gabriel René Moreno and has held some high positions such as Advisor to the Management of Mining of YPFB, the General Director of Hydrocarbons of the Ministry of Energy and Hydrocarbons in La Paz, and Director of the Center for Petroleum Technology. Dr. Suárez Riglós holds a degree in Geological Engineering from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina, a Master’s in Science from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A., a Master’s in Security, Defense and Development from the National School of Higher Education of UMFA, and a Ph.D. in Geological Science from the University of Cordoba, Argentina.
Ing. Esteban Cardona
Vice President of the Board of Directors
Esteban Cardona is a forestry engineer with more than twenty years of experience working in development organizations such as the Center for Development in the departments of Santa Cruz, Tarija, Beni, Cochabamba, and Pando. He has also worked in the Prefecture of Santa Cruz, the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, and the national Forest Oversight department. Additionally, Cardona has taught at the Forestry School of Cochabamba. Cardona has studied Community Silviculture in Mexico; Agroforestry Systems in CATIE, Costa Rica; Preparation and Evaluation of Forestry Projects in Quito, Ecuador; and Planning and Management of Protected Areas in La Paz, Bolivia.
Lic. Marco Antonio del Rio Rivera
Marco Antonio del Rio Rivera currently serves as a full-time professor at the Private University of Santa Cruz, UPSA. As a researcher, he has worked on projects such as “The Regional Historic Development of Santa Cruz” and has published various research projects such as “Considerations of the rice economy”, “Trends in the evolution of modern macroeconomics”, and others. Antonio del Rio Rivera is licensed in Economics from the Autonomous University of Gabriel René Moreno and holds a Masters in Internalization of Business and Finance from the University of Pablo de Olavide in Sevilla, Spain.
Padre Pascual Choreo
Father Pascual Chore is a Diocesan priest of San Ignacio de Velasco. His primary research focuses on the culture of the Chiquitania – Monkox, but he has expand his research into different national and international scenes as well. Among his many accomplishments, he has translated the celebration of mass into Bésiro, an ancestral language of the Chiquitano. It is in his work for the disempowered that he found his passion for environmental conservation.