Cesar Ascorra

/Cesar Ascorra

Cesar Ascorra

National Director

Cesar is a respected ecologist and specialist. He is the recipient of the prestigious "Carlos Ponce-2010" award for conservation, he has conducted scientific research and policy efforts for conservation in Madre de Dios since 1986. He has more than 35 scientific publications and presentations, has worked on key roles in influential organizations such as Conservation International, Caritas, the Association for the Conservation of the Amazon Basin, and the National Institute of Natural Resources (INRENA). He has been a key player in the work of creating the system of protected areas that now exists in Madre de Dios, including the Tambopata National Reserve. As a respected figure in the community through his position as Director and founder of Caritas-Madre de Dios, he has worked to bring awareness and understanding to communities with little access to information resources.