Acción Andina is an initiative implemented by ECOAN and Global Forest Generation, for the restoration of ecosystems in the Andes throughout South America. Our team is made up of specialists in reforestation and native trees.
This initiative would not have been possible without the vision of our founders, we invite you to learn more about them.
Acción Andina President & Co-founder
Biologist by the UNSAAC, researcher associated to the ornithological department of the Museum of Natural History - UNMSM. Since his youth he has studied Polylepis forests and their fauna in various regions of Peru and South America, has led biological expeditions in Andean and Amazonian ecosystems. He specializes in the development of sustainable conservation projects with local communities.
High-level representation and coordination with local partners and governments. Design and execution of scaling and governance strategies.
Global Forest Generation (GFG) CEO
Florent is a passionate conservation entrepreneur on a mission to implement effective solutions to scale up restoration and protection of the world's forest ecosystems. He is on the Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum's 1t.org Trillion Tree Campaign. As a member of the Board of the Global Partnership for Landscape Restoration, Florent represents GFG's work with catalytic on-the-ground implementers.
Responsible for overall strategy and fundraising for GFG's initiatives, including Accion Andina. In partnership with the executive team of Acción Andina, Florent represents the initiative internationally at high level events and coordinates partnership opportunities with large, multi-national funding organizations.
Acción Andina Co-founder & Senior Advisor
George has dedicated his life to conservation. Prior to serving as founding President of Global Forest Generation, he was President of the American Bird Conservancy, which he founded in 1994.
Co-Founded Global Forest Generation and the Acción Andina Initiative. Advises the organization in long term strategy, growth trajectory, fundraising, communications and conservation.
Rita has worked in biodiversity conservation for over 25 years. She is the founding Executive Director of Global Forest Generation and served as Vice President and Director of Development for American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for two decades.
Acción Andina Co-founder & Senior advisor
Leslie was the founding COO of Global Forest Generation. As a prior Board Director at Rainforest Trust, she helped protect millions of acres of threatened forest in South America’s Amazon and Andes as well as in Africa and Asia.
Meet some of the team in charge of carrying out Acción Andina's restoration, conservation and communication operations.
Acción Andina Program Director
Biologist specialized in botany at UNMSM, and researcher at the Department of Ecology of the Museum of Natural History "Javier Prado" - UNMSM. He specializes in Andean-Amazonian ecosystems, plant-animal interactions and conservation project management. He is also a scientific illustrator and naturalist.
Development and oversight of project lifecycle, including high-level coordination. Participate in the design and execution of scaling and development strategies.
Acción Andina Project Manager
Biologist with a B.Sc. in Molecular Science at the University of Hamburg (Germany) and Master in Environmental and Resource Management at VU Amstenrdan, she is specialized in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. She has experience in environmental education and mangrove restoration.
Project supervision, including review of reports, metrics and field visits. Participate in the design of conservation projects and strategies.
Acción Andina Comunications Officer
Communicator, specializing in digital marketing and data science, has experience in integrated digital communication strategies and has worked developing graphic pieces for non-profit organizations, lives in Lima.
Integral coordination of the organization's communication, participates in the design and execution of promotion and socialization strategies.
Acción Andina Finance Officer
Ramiro grew up in the Manu reserve, managing a family ECOLODGE. Economist from UNSAAC, with further studies in Planning and Development at the Institute of Social Studies in Holland, and a Master in Social Processes and Globalization at the University of Pais Vasco in Spain.
Financial analysis of projects, including cash flows and projections. Participate in the design of development and scaling projects.
Acción Andina SIG Analyst
Biologist specialized in ornithology and geographic information systems from UNSAAC, he has experience in the creation of biological conservation areas and biodiversity inventories.
Preparation and review of maps and GIS resources, metrics analysis and monitoring.
Acción Andina Accountant
Public accountant and technical studies in computer science with experience in humanitarian development projects. She is passionate about being part of working groups that contribute to the common good and sustainability of the planet.
Registration of documentation and accounting review of projects under execution.
As the lead strategic organization of Acción Andina, the team at GFG is responsible for planning long term fundraising, communications, and conservation programs for the initiative.
GFG Comunications Director
Wade is an award winning nature and travel photographer with over 10 years of experience in science and communications. His ambition is to become a bridge between science and public engagement through honest storytelling that ignites in others the desire to take climate action.
Devlops and executes the overall communications and marketing strategy for Global Forest Generation and it's initiatives, including Acción Andina. Collaborates with the Acción Andina communications team to produce creative content that promotes the organization regionally and internationally.
GFG Development Manager
Anna has eight years of project management and operations experience in non-profits and businesses in Latin America and Europe, and currently resides in Mexico.
Responsible for securing large funding contracts for all Global Forest Generation Initiatives, including Acción Andina. Manages relationships with donor partners, develops proposals for contracts, and sources new potential fundraising opportunities.