Ramón Pérez Gil Salcido, Mexico

16 April 2012 | Article

A biologist with extensive experience in the field of conservation, Ramón is very familiar with IUCN and its operations as well as the regional context. Closely linked to IUCN, thanks to his participation in the SSC and WCPA Commissions (through their governing bodies) and by his organization’s membership of the Union, he is recognized for his tenacity and determination to drive forward issues and promote IUCN’s presence in his region where he has been active now for over 30 years.

Co-founder of the Mexican and Mesoamerican Committees, Ramón played an important role in developing the first Mesoamerican programme; and he participated in one of IUCN’s global assessments. His professional experience has allowed him to interact with all sectors of society, which gives him a broad view of the main issues dealt with by IUCN.

At present, he is the Director of the Water Programme for the largest Foundation in Latin America (Fundación Gonzalo Río Arronte); he is the President of FAUNAM and Chair of the Mexico Committee of IUCN Members. Ramón is grateful for the opportunity he has been given by the region’s membership – and considers it an honour – to stand as a candidate for the position of Regional Councillor for IUCN, and to serve in this capacity if elected.