Showcasing Latam Environmentalists : Marisi Lopez

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Marisi López is from Corrientes in the north of Argentina. In 2005, she joined the Tompkins Conservation team in their work on the stunningly beautiful Iberá Park. The Tompkins started buying up land several decades ago, much to the dismay of the local people. However, when they realised that the park was bringing them jobs and saw the land regenerating, they became huge supporters. Current projects within the park include reintroducing species such as the jaguar and the giant otter. Marisi herself is working on opening up “Tourist Gateways” in order to provide more points of access for tourists and the local people.
You can find out more about the Ibera Project here:
and about Kris Tompkins here:
This mini-series, interviews of women conservationists from Latin America, was created with the help of Erin Hicks of the Centre for Protected Area Management at Colorado State University.
You can find out more about the Centre for Protected Area Management and the great work they are doing with people who work in conservation all over the world here:
I would love to hear any comments you might have on this episode and respond to any questions. You can find me on the Brave New World Facebook page, on Linkedin or on my website:

Cecilia Poullain
Founder of Brave New Women
Coach - Empowering Women to Find their Voice

Music: Stephen Marquis
Editing: Talal Bouroki

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