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Senior Manager
Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance

Princeton University: A.B., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Georgia: PhD, Plant Sciences

Steve Panfil joined the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) to support organizations in Latin America that are developing forest carbon offset projects that provide additional social and biodiversity benefits. His emphasis is on Peru, where favorable political and economic conditions are attracting investment in forest carbon projects that can serve as models for other parts of the world.

From 2002-2007, Steve lived in Cuzco, Peru, where he led programs for the Amazon Conservation Association and its sister organization, Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica, serving most recently as ACA & ACCA’s Executive Director. ACCA is a conservation leader in Peru, managing the world’s first conservation concession, one of the most productive scientific research stations in the Amazon, and innovative natural resource management programs.

Steve’s prior experience includes 5 years of residence in Bolivia, where he did a PhD on the factors that determine the boundary between forest and savanna at the southern edge of the Amazon Basin in Noel Kempff National Park. He now lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Jessica, and daughters Cecilia and Eva. Steve is fluent in English and Spanish.


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