Maria Moreno de los Ríos

Senior Manager Amazon Programs / Gerente Senior Programas Amazónicos

María Moreno de los Ríos is a Spanish-Ecuadorian environmental biologist with more than 15 years of experience in international development work, with emphasis on socio-environmental and gender issues. She has worked with multi- and bilateral agencies (UNDP, AECID) and leading NGOs in South America. Actually, she is the Senior Programme Manager for the LAC regional hub in Hivos.
Before, she was the Regional Governance and Equity Programme Officer in IUCN-South America and focal point for the CEESP. She led the projects: All Eyes on the Amazon, Amazon Indigenous Health Route, Green List for Protected and Conserved Areas Programme in the Amazon, the Integration of Protected Areas in the Amazon (IAPA), and supported Amazonia 2.0
María brings her active support to the Science Panel for the Amazon, the Core Group of the Network of Women in Conservation of Latin America and the Caribbean, she is a member of the Steering Committee of the Leadership Program for Women in Conservation of Colorado State University, and member of the Women’s Major Group – LAC, among others.
María has Master’s degrees in Ibero-American International Relations (with her thesis on the international protection of the Indigenous Peoples in Isolation in the Yasuní Biophere Reserve) and in International Development Cooperation (UPV-HEGOA Institute).