Currently Browsing Alumni of: Forestry

Nalini Denduluri

Name: Nalini Denduluri

Country: India

Organization: Andhra Pradesh State Forest Department

Title: Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests



Nalini Denduluri earned his M.Sc. in Life Sciences (Molecular Genetics) from Jawaharlal Nehru University and is currently a registered doctoral candidate in Public Administration and Political Science at Center for Economic and Social Studies. He currently works as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Social Forestry for the Andhra Pradesh State Forest Department, where he is in charge of social forestry activities in the state. As Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, it is Nalini’s responsibility to plan, program, and oversee implementation of schemes for increasing green cover in the State through people’s participation. Nalini’s current objective is to increase the State’s green cover from the current 26% to 33% in the next five years. Through his work, Nalini aspires to implement strategies for producing quality planting stock and involve students, self help groups, and NGOs to bring about social change.

Maria Cristina Urrutia Villanueva

Name: Maria Cristina Urrutia Villanueva

Country: Germany

Organization: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

Title: Specialist in International Climate Policy



Maria earned her M.Sc. from the University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde. She currently works at the international climate policy division at the ministry of environment in Germany, where she advises on the UNFCCC negotiations and is responsible for coordinating interactions with countries from Latin America. Before this, she worked for the Ministry of Environment of Peru, where she was tasked with liaising with the Peruvian Forest Conservation program for the development of the legal framework and policies for REDD+ implementation

David Sabogal

Name: David Sabogal

Country: Peru

Organization: Global Canopy Programme

Title: Project Coordinator/Manager



David holds a B.A. in Social Anthropology with Development Studies from the University of Edinburgh and his M.Sc. in Anthropology, Environment and Development from University College London. He currently works as a project coordinator for Global Canopy Programme; GCP is a tropical forest think tank working to demonstrate the scientific, political, and business case for safeguarding forests as natural capital that underpins water, food, energy, health, and climate security for all. David’s main responsibilities include analyzing research outputs and compiling policy recommendations for national and provincial government consultations on water, energy, and food security, supporting the design and implementation of of a capacity-building program on community-based forest enterprises, and publication writing on forest finance, socio-environmental safeguards, commodity supply chains, community monitoring, and forest policy and governance. By attending the Beahrs ELP, David will have the opportunity to generate further dialogue and greater understanding across sectors in Amazonia about the need to systematically address natural resource governance in the face of climate change and increasing natural resource degradation.

Carlos Trinidad Alvarado

Name: Carlos Trinidad Alvarado

Country: Peru

Organization: Peruvian Society for Environmental Law

Title: Legal Advisor in Financial Terms

WWF EFN Grantee



Carlos Trinidad Alvarado attended Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru for law school. Currently, he works as a legal advisor for the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law, an organization dedicated to integrating the environmental component into development policies in order to achieve a sustainable and equitable society. Carlos’s main responsibilities include analyzing the performance of fiscal incentives that promote the participation of the private sector in activities for the conservation of biodiversity, and evaluating the performance of public and private economic mechanisms aimed at the financing conservation, institutional reforms, and public policies to improve the financing and ensure the economic sustainability of conservation. In his work, Carlos strives to reduce the pressures of deforestation and degradation of natural resources through finding the right incentives to promote forest management and conservation. By attending the Beahrs ELP, Carlos will have the opportunity to further develop his skills to improve the enabling conditions for enterprise funds to finance biodiversity conservation within the framework of social responsibility policies or sustainable business plans.

Maria Anna Clarissa de Leon Jensen

Name: Maria Anna Clarissa de Leon Jensen

Country: Denmark

Organization: University of Copenhagen

Title: Student



Clarissa is currently finishing her Professional Bachelor’s degree in Forest and Landscape Engineering at the University of Copenhagen. She spent the past year in the Philippines as an intern, where she mainly worked with biodiversity surveys as well as community-based agroforestry and reforestation projects. The Forest and Landscape College is located in Gribskov, the oldest forest area in Denmark. The department is responsible for educational programs within nature and wildlife management, green urban areas and outdoor recreation. After the completion of her undergraduate studies, Clarissa plans to pursue a Master’s degree in the field of tropical forestry and ecology. She hopes to contribute to a better understanding of the dynamics in forest ecosystems, especially old-growth forests in Southeast Asia, and to integrate this understanding in the planning of forest restoration projects as well as forestry practices.

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