Maria Tereza Jorge Pádua
An agronomy graduate from Universidade Federal de Lavras, Ms. Pádua is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Word Commission on Protected Areas at IUCN, and at Funatura. She a consultant at SESC Pantanal, chairperson at the Associação O Eco and also the director-chairperson and columnist at the O Eco website. Between 1968 and 1981, Ms. Pádua was Director of National Parks in Brazil, general secretary and substitute chairperson at the Instituto Brasileiro de Desenvolvimento Florestal (IBDF). Afterwards, she was a manager at the Environment Department at Companhia Energética de São Paulo (CESP). In 1986, together with other conservationists, she founded the Fundação Pró-natureza (Funatura) and, in 1992, was named head of IBAMA. She was also member of the boards of several world organizations linked to nature conservation, such as IUCN, World Resources Institute (WRI), and WWF-International. She has published several books and articles on her field of expertise.
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