Since 1997, the Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection has organized the biennial Brazilian Congress on Protected Areas (CBUC), providing a forum for experts from around Brazil and around the world to explore key issues surrounding protected areas. In 2012, the congress will be held from 23 to 27 September in Natal, on Brazil's northeastern coast.
Presentation during the VI CBUC, in Curitiba (PR).
Picture: José D'Ambrósio
John Amos is an American geologist who uses sattelitte images and other remote-sensing data to understand and communicate environmental themes at the local, regional, and global levels. In 2001, he founded Skytruth, an NGO dedicated to strengthening nature conservation through environmental problems clarification through satellite images. It was Skytruth that denounced the Chevron oil spill in the Brazilian coast last year.
Antonio Brack Egg
Doctor Brack Egg is a Peruvian national with PhD in Natural Sciences, he is a former professor; a presenter of television programs on environmental issues; chief of the Forest Department at the Ministry of the Environment, responsible for a successful conservation program of the vicuña; a consultant for PNUD, FAO, USAID, GTZ, IDB, and, lately, Minister of the Environment for the government of Peru from 2008 to 2011, facing a serious battle against miners in protected areas.
Jim Barborak is American, graduated in Natural Resources Management, who has dedicated over 30 years of work to Latin America. Since 2009 he has worked at the Colorado State University, where he is co-director of the Center for Protected Areas Management.
Carlos Eduardo F. Young
Brazilian Carlos Eduardo Young is a Economic Sciences graduate and is PhD in Economics. Currently, he is an associate professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He is experienced in the Economics area, with an emphasis in Agrarian and Natural Resources Economies, acting mainly in the following themes: Environment, Adjustment, Deforestation, Pollution, Mining, and Green GDP.