Cesar Ascorra

/Cesar Ascorra

Cesar Ascorra

National Director

Cesar Ascorra is one of the most respected ecologists working in Peru's Amazon region. Recipient of Peru's prestigious Carlos Ponce del Prado Award for Conservation in 2010, Cesar has conducted scientific research and policy efforts for conservation in Madre de Dios since 1986. He has produced more than 35 scientific publications and presentations and has worked in key roles in several conservation organizations such as Conservation International, Caritas, the Association for the Conservation of the Amazon Basin, and the National Institute of Natural Resources (INRENA). For decades, Cesar has been a central player in the work to creating the system of protected areas that now exists in Madre de Dios, including the world-renowned Tambopata National Reserve. Before joining CINCIA as its first National Director, Cesar was the founder and Director of Caritas-Madre de Dios in Puerto Maldonado, Peru.