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Misión

Nuestra misión es la conservación de la biodiversidad y de la identidad cultural de las comunidades. Proponemos e implementamos alternativas eficientes para el desarrollo equitativo y sustentable basado en la justicia social y en la adopción de prácticas responsables en el manejo de los recursos naturales, a la vez que tomamos en cuenta las necesidades de todos los actores relevantes.

Objetivos

Promover el desarrollo sustentable y el manejo responsable de los ecosistemas y la biodiversidad a través de la generación e implementación de proyectos sustentables y de estudios relevantes.

Incrementar el conocimiento ambiental y los beneficios económicos que pueden ser provistos por la conservación de los recursos naturales.

Aumentar la capacidad para resolver y coordinar asuntos ambientales entre una diversidad de actores sociales.

Apoyar y promover la apropiación y aplicación de conocimientos, tecnologías alternativas y prácticas tradicionales efectivas para la conservación, para el manejo sustentable de los recursos naturales y la energía renovable.

Mesa directiva

Alfonso de la Vega

Alfonso es biólogo egresado de la Facultad de Ciencias de la UNAM, se especializó en manejo y conservación de recursos naturales a través de la maestría en Restauración Ecológica en el Instituto de Ecología de la UNAM. Ha desarrollado proyectos con orientación en el uso y gestión sustentable de recursos naturales. Desde 2007 ha desarrollado en Razonatura estrategias innovadoras de uso y manejo de los recursos naturales.

alfonso@razonatura.org

Emiliano Palacios

Ingeniero civil por la UNAM con maestría y doctorado en Desarrollo Rural por la UAM-Xochimilco. Perfil técnico dedicado al desarrollo de proyectos de orden de infraestructura básica en comunidades rurales (agua potable, captación de agua de lluvia, sistemas de tratamiento de aguas grises y sistema de bombeo con bicicleta, huertos escolares, entre otros). Toda la intervención realizada está relacionada con el buen uso y manejo del entorno natural, en la idea de que el uso de los mismos debe de hacerse con criterios amplios e integrales.

En la labor profesional ha desempeñado una labor de diseño, gestión e implementación de proyectos, característica importante en el sentido de tener claridad de los procesos que un proyecto requiere para ser exitoso. El trabajo ha sido desempeñado en el ámbito de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil, es por esto que la experiencia está basada en un proceso claro de aprendizaje desde la academia pero apegada a procesos reales en el ámbito rural.

emiliano@razonatura.org

Olmo Torres-Talamante

Olmo es biólogo y maestro en ciencias del mar y limnología por la UNAM.

En 1998 llegó a Tulum, y decidió que ahí quería vivir y trabajar en la conservación de sus ecositemas.

Es buzo técnico y una de sus pasiones son las cuevas y los cenotes. Es uno de los expertos mundiales en el tema y los estudia desde 2004.

Es socio fundador de Razonatura, miembro de sociedades científicas nacionales e internacionales y participa en diferentes instancias de gestión ambiental como el Consejo de Cuenca de la Península de Yucatán.

olmo@razonatura.org

Adrián Mendoza Ramos

Adrián se graduó como Biólogo por la UNAM con un doctorado en Turismo por la Universidad de James Cook, Australia. Socio fundador y representante legal de RAZONATURA AC, ha diseñado y elaborado talleres y diplomados de certificación para guías de turismo de naturaleza y aventura desde 2010. Adicionalmente, uno de sus ejes de investigación se han enfocado al desarrollo sustentable del turismo a partir del empoderamiento de comunidades locales. Ha participado como asesor en la actualización de las NOM-05-TUR-2003 y NOM-08-TUR-2002 ante SECTUR.

adrian@razonatura.org

Diego Valencia

Biólogo, egresado de la Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM en 2001, especializado en el cultivo de hongos comestibles. Con una Maestría en Ciencias Ambientales por la Universidad de Wollongong, Australia en el 2006 relacionada con la planeación ambiental y manejo de los recursos naturales. Esta por culminar un doctorado en planeación e impacto ambiental del ecoturismo también por la Universidad de Wollongong enfocado a analizar las metodologías de impacto ambiental y social aplicadas el ecoturimos en Australia y México.

diego@razonatura.org

Adny Celis

Bióloga egresada de la Facultad de Ciencias en 2008. Interesada en la Educación ambiental y en la difusión de ciencia, actividades ha realizado desde 2004 y en el Programa Universitario de Medio Ambiente de la UNAM durante 7 años. Actualmente cursa la Maestría de Estudios Transdiciplinarios de la Sustentabilidad, en la Universidad Veracruzana. Busca el diálogo de saberes entre personas y comunidades para la sustentabilidad.

adny@razonatura.org

 Profile Summary Kim Ley-Cooper PhD Curtin University In 2004 when working for the Mexican government I had the opportunity to be a member of the scientific commission representing Mexico in the United Nations Assembly for the Global Marine Assessment consultation process, which provided me with a deeper insight into issues affecting the world’s oceans with renowned specialists in multidisciplinary scenario. This ignited my passion for the world’s oceans, the environmental issues and the need to search for alternatives to deal the problems. After many years of working with these issues from a conservation perspective, this has led to the topic of my current PhD thesis: Sustainability of lobster, Panulirus argus, fisheries in marine protected areas in south-eastern Mexico. My PhD project is based at Curtin University in Western Australia, under the supervision of Dr Bruce Phillips. This experience has given me the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues working in fisheries and environmental/habitat issues in Australia and around the world. Interacting and collaborating with fishers, scientists and managers around the world, has exposed me to new scientific methods and management techniques. As a result, in collaboration with other colleagues, I have been able to adapt many of the Australian models and criteria for a Latin American Caribbean context. Pursuing my academic goals has always been complemented with working on conservation and natural resource management projects. These projects have involved dealing with a range of stakeholders including fishers, industry, NGOs, government agencies and academic institutions. My projects have always combined scientific knowledge with practical solutions for conservation. My search for finding pragmatic/viable solutions for these issues led the formation of my NGO called RAZONATURA, with a group of colleagues, in 2005. The main focus of my work at RAZONATURA has been marine sustainability. Many of the projects I have implemented were multidisciplinary and have been funded and developed in through and in conjunction with Academic institutions other NGO’s in the Caribbean and Europe. Most of the projects I have coordinated have been funded and linked to conservation initiatives with sustainable development goals. These projects have been field based and relied on strong collaborations with local fisher communities and other stakeholders involved in fisheries management and commercial supply chain, which have set the MSC certification in 2012. Good communication and leadership skills have been fundamental in the success of the projects for which I have been responsible over the last decade. These skills were further developed when I was selected as one of the members of the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program representing Mexico in 2011. These skills have been essential in maintaining my international academic and professional collaborations. These collaborations have allowed me to successfully apply for funding from a range of national and international agencies such as; United Nations Development Program-PNUD, Conservation International-WH/Leep, The Nature Conservancy, the Summit Foundation, CONACYT, MAR fund and several others. More recently, I am an active member in a number in a number Caribbean based projects and committees that focus on implementing models to ensure the sustainable use of key marine resources throughout the region. Some examples have been the regional connectivity and lobster population genetics project developed with colleagues from the Smithsonian Institute and Manchester University, and the Mesoamerican Shark research and conservation initiative that extends from Honduras to Mexico. At the International Conference and Workshop for Lobster in 2014, I organised and co-ordinated workshops on issues facing certified fisheries, including securing the participation of international experts which opened the doors to many more collaborations. Currently I am about to start a new international collaborative project funded by WWF-FCS, TNC and the Summit foundation in Washington, which involves MSC Americas team, experts and scientists from Mexico, Australia and U.S.A., including colleagues from Western Australian Fisheries department and Western Australia University, so I am considering formalizing it within a framework as a Postdoc project based in Australia in a similar way to how I structured my PhD project at Curtin University. Contact details are kim.ley@postgrad.edu.au (kim.ley.cooper@gmail.com) or phones 0451500869 in Australia and +5215554381590 in Mexico if you require further information. Sincerely yoursM Sc. Kim Ley Cooper

Profile Summary Kim Ley-Cooper PhD Curtin University In 2004 when working for the Mexican government I had the opportunity to be a member of the scientific commission representing Mexico in the United Nations Assembly for the Global Marine Assessment consultation process, which provided me with a deeper insight into issues affecting the world’s oceans with renowned specialists in multidisciplinary scenario. This ignited my passion for the world’s oceans, the environmental issues and the need to search for alternatives to deal the problems. After many years of working with these issues from a conservation perspective, this has led to the topic of my current PhD thesis: Sustainability of lobster, Panulirus argus, fisheries in marine protected areas in south-eastern Mexico. My PhD project is based at Curtin University in Western Australia, under the supervision of Dr Bruce Phillips. This experience has given me the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues working in fisheries and environmental/habitat issues in Australia and around the world. Interacting and collaborating with fishers, scientists and managers around the world, has exposed me to new scientific methods and management techniques. As a result, in collaboration with other colleagues, I have been able to adapt many of the Australian models and criteria for a Latin American Caribbean context. Pursuing my academic goals has always been complemented with working on conservation and natural resource management projects. These projects have involved dealing with a range of stakeholders including fishers, industry, NGOs, government agencies and academic institutions. My projects have always combined scientific knowledge with practical solutions for conservation. My search for finding pragmatic/viable solutions for these issues led the formation of my NGO called RAZONATURA, with a group of colleagues, in 2005. The main focus of my work at RAZONATURA has been marine sustainability. Many of the projects I have implemented were multidisciplinary and have been funded and developed in through and in conjunction with Academic institutions other NGO’s in the Caribbean and Europe. Most of the projects I have coordinated have been funded and linked to conservation initiatives with sustainable development goals. These projects have been field based and relied on strong collaborations with local fisher communities and other stakeholders involved in fisheries management and commercial supply chain, which have set the MSC certification in 2012. Good communication and leadership skills have been fundamental in the success of the projects for which I have been responsible over the last decade. These skills were further developed when I was selected as one of the members of the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program representing Mexico in 2011. These skills have been essential in maintaining my international academic and professional collaborations. These collaborations have allowed me to successfully apply for funding from a range of national and international agencies such as; United Nations Development Program-PNUD, Conservation International-WH/Leep, The Nature Conservancy, the Summit Foundation, CONACYT, MAR fund and several others. More recently, I am an active member in a number in a number Caribbean based projects and committees that focus on implementing models to ensure the sustainable use of key marine resources throughout the region. Some examples have been the regional connectivity and lobster population genetics project developed with colleagues from the Smithsonian Institute and Manchester University, and the Mesoamerican Shark research and conservation initiative that extends from Honduras to Mexico. At the International Conference and Workshop for Lobster in 2014, I organised and co-ordinated workshops on issues facing certified fisheries, including securing the participation of international experts which opened the doors to many more collaborations. Currently I am about to start a new international collaborative project funded by WWF-FCS, TNC and the Summit foundation in Washington, which involves MSC Americas team, experts and scientists from Mexico, Australia and U.S.A., including colleagues from Western Australian Fisheries department and Western Australia University, so I am considering formalizing it within a framework as a Postdoc project based in Australia in a similar way to how I structured my PhD project at Curtin University. Contact details are kim.ley@postgrad.edu.au (kim.ley.cooper@gmail.com) or phones 0451500869 in Australia and +5215554381590 in Mexico if you require further information. Sincerely yoursM Sc. Kim Ley Cooper

Kim Ley

kim@razonatura.org

PhD Curtin University 

In 2004 when working for the Mexican government I had the opportunity to be a member of the scientific commission representing Mexico in the United Nations Assembly for the Global Marine Assessment consultation process, which provided me with a deeper insight into issues affecting the world’s oceans with renowned specialists in multidisciplinary scenario. This ignited my passion for the world’s oceans, the environmental issues and the need to search for alternatives to deal the problems. After many years of working with these issues from a conservation perspective, this has led to the topic of my current PhD thesis: Sustainability of lobster, Panulirus argus, fisheries in marine protected areas in south-eastern Mexico. My PhD project is based at Curtin University in Western Australia, under the supervision of Dr Bruce Phillips. This experience has given me the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues working in fisheries and environmental/habitat issues in Australia and around the world. Interacting and collaborating with fishers, scientists and managers around the world, has exposed me to new scientific methods and management techniques. As a result, in collaboration with other colleagues, I have been able to adapt many of the Australian models and criteria for a Latin American Caribbean context.

 

M Sc. Kim Ley Cooper

 

Ana Wegier

ana@razonatura.org

Fernando Rodríguez

Biólogo por la Facultad de Ciéncias de la UNAM

fernando@razonatura.org