Senior Specialist, Mexico
Areas of expertise: Tropical forests, climate change, Mexico, REDD+
Danae Azuara leads EDF's on-the-ground work in Mexico on tropical forests and climate change policy, with an emphasis on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) at the federal and state levels. Based in Mexico City, she works with government officials and partners at leading civil society organizations in Mexico to implement REDD+ capacity-building strategies.
Danae tracks and participates in stakeholder processes to develop strong policies that protect the climate and forests. She establishes strong local partnerships for EDF's climate work and provides support to local Mexican organizations.
Danae's areas of expertise include tropical forests, climate change, REDD+ and Mexico.
Before joining EDF's international climate program in 2010, Danae focused on environmental policy, research and conservation practice of endangered species and its habitats in Mexico, from pronghorn antelope in Chihuahua to jaguars in the Maya forest. Through her past work with Mexican non-profit organizations, she has extensive experience working and partnering with government agencies, academics, civil society organizations and local rural communities.
- B.S. Biology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- M.S. Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, University of Maryland – CONACYT grantee