EDITOR AND FOUNDER
Journalist, founder of Ambiental. Special projects editor at infoamazonia.org; former assistant editor (and still a freelance reporter) at National Geographic Brazil magazine; former reporter and editor of The Earth Path, a pioneer of environmentalism in the country; co-author of five books on the environment, one of them awarded second place in the Jabuti Award (2012); as a reporter, traveled to 20 of the 27 Brazilian states; Fellow of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in the “A digital path for entrepreneurship and innovation in Latin America.” Enthusiastic of the potential for social transformation of journalism and technology.
PHOTOGRAPHER, WEB DEVELOPER AND COFOUNDER
Works with web development oriented journalism and photojournalism content. He participated in projects for the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo and O Globo. Interested in video documentary and photojournalism essay focused on contemporary global issues. He did work for BBC, Al Jazeera, RTL Group and TV Cultura, in addition to environmental and humanitarian institutions, as ICMBio, UN and Red Cross.
PARTNERSHIPS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS DEVELOPER
Graduated in publicity and advertisement at Cásper Líbero University, he is a copywriter and scriptwriter who has already developed special content projects for huge corporations, such as Google and Unilever, and more.
An enthusiast of the positive impact that advertising can cause on societies, he believes that there has never been a more propitious time like nowadays for allying the reach of social networks connections with the power of synergy among brands, communities and individuals for the benefit of the relations of humans between themselves and with the environment.
Senior editor at National Geographic Brasil magazine for 15 years, was founder and editor from the Brazilian magazine Os Caminhos da Terra, pioneer publication focused in conservation and ecotourism.
Journalist graduated by PUC-SP with a Masters in Environmental Policy at King’s College, University of London. Worked as a reporter for the newspaper Valor Econômico (Brazil’s editorship) between 2001 and 2004; between 2006 and 2014, acted as the newspaper’s correspondent in Brasilia, as well as editor and executive-director of the website O Eco, where launched the projects OecoAmazonia and the Innovation Laboratory in Environmental Journalism. In 2012, launched the mapasColetivos project in partnership with the journalist Juliana Mori. Twice Knight Fellow by the International Center for Journalists, currently coordinates the InfoAmazonia and acts as general-secretary of the Earth Journalism Network.
EDGARDO M. LATRUBESSE
Considered the most field experienced geomorphologist researching tropical South America and recognized for developing field expeditions in some of the most remote and wild areas of the continent, Edgardo Latrubesse is a PhD in Geological Sciences, Full Professor at the Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, and an affiliated professor at the Department of Geology of the Sao Paulo State University-UNESP.
At UT Austin he is the head (PI) of the four major research laboratories of the Department of Geography and the Environment and head of the international research program “Large Rivers: long term basin evolution, morphodynamics and global change” which emphasizes the study of large rivers throughout the world.
He was member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Geomorphologist-IAG (2001–2005) and leader of the International Geosciences Program IGCP 582-Tropical Rivers: hydro-physical processes, impacts, hazards and management project. He is currently chair of the Tropical Rivers working group of IAG.
LUIS FÁBIO SILVEIRA
Doctor in Biological Sciences (Zoology) for the University of São Paulo (USP), is an associate professor in the Department of Zoology and curator of the ornithological collections of the Museum of Zoology, both from USP. Researcher level 1C of CNPq; associate editor of the Journal of Ornithology; member of the Brazilian Committee of Ornithological Records (CBRO); associate researcher of the World Pheasant Association (UK); advisor of development agencies like FAPESP, CNPq and FONCyt (Argentina) and 44 journals from Brazil and abroad. Acts mostly in the areas of systematics, taxonomy and conservation of neotropical birds. Among other positions, is chairman of Postgraduate Museum of Zoology of the University of São Paulo (MZUSP), head of the Vertebrate Section of MZUSP, member of the Board of the Zoological Park Foundation of Sao Paulo (FPZSP) and, by appointment of the Environmental Ministry of Brazil, nominated member of the National Council for Control of Animal Experimentation (CONCEA), bounded to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI). Has received twelve awards or honors for jobs or projects developed in partnership with other colleagues.
PÉROLA FELIPETTE BROCANELI
ARCHITECT AND URBANIST
PhD in Architecture and Urbanism in the field of environment and landscape at the University of Sao Paulo (FAUUSP; 2007); master’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism at FAU-Mackenzie (1998); Lato Sensu in Didactics in Higher Education at FAU-Mackenzie (1996); degree in Architecture and Urbanism at FAU-Mackenzie (1993).
At the graduation of the course of architecture and urbanism of the FAU-Mackenzie, teaches: landscaping since 1994 and “environmental planning” in the post-graduation course (lato sensu) “Plan Management and Urban Projects” since 2010.
Professor-researcher at Mackenzie University and also Coordinator of Complementary Activities at FAU-Mackenzie, participating in the Board of Directors of the FAU-Mackenzie.