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Vice President, CI Ecuador
Luis Suarez is executive director at CI Ecuador. He has his undergraduate degree in biological sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador and his master’s in wildlife science at the University of Washington. In 1989, Luis founded EcoCiencia, a nongovernmental organization dedicated to research and education for biodiversity conservation in Ecuador. Luis has been a professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Universidad San Francisco de Quito and several graduate programs in Ecuador. He has designed and implemented several projects to promote biodiversity conservation and has been an active participant in the environmental movement of Ecuador. Luis has also represented Ecuador in the scientific and technical body of the Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as in other international forums. Learn more.