The Tree Foundation will be getting its first environmental educator for the Amazon canopy walkway: Pamela Montero Alvarez.

Pamela is a Peruvian biologist with experience in protected areas and community-based management of natural resources, planning, and participatory tools for rural diagnosis. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Florida.

Pamela has professional experience as a Specialist for “Peru Bosques” – a USAID/Peru Project, also as the Director of Natural Resources of the Municipality of “Datem del Maranon”, Loreto-Peru; later as Community Management Specialist working along to the Maijuna Native Community and Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Protected Area. Pamela has also worked in the Marañon River Basin, and as a Specialist in Conservation and Ecotourism for the National Bureau of Forestry and Wildlife, Ministry of Agriculture. She recently implemented the project “Developing Communal Monitoring Strategies through Community-Based Tourism in the Peruvian Amazon” funded by The Rufford Foundation.

Pamela identifies her research interests to include relationships between conservation and tourism, collaboration, conservation strategies linked to sustainable development, and community-based tourism.

We’re thrilled to welcome her onboard!