2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow


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Elisa López García

2017 Fellow


Cancún, Quintana Roo 77504

Originally from northern Spain, after completing her education with a degree in Oceanography she gathered professional experience in Norway, Spain, Mexico, Mozambique and the Turks and Caicos Islands. In 2010 she moved back to Mexico, first to the Sian Ka´an Biosphere Reserve as a coral reef health monitoring experts, and then to Puerto Morelos to pursue a second MSc. in Marine Biology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.  

Elisa is passionate about environmental economics and how to apply market tools to conservation. Since she joined FMCN in 2014 she has been working to diversify financing sources to detach conservation from traditional philanthropy.

Two years ago, she was mesmerized by mangroves, and their potential to sequester carbon as a great mitigation and conservation solution. Since then, she has spent all her free energies spreading the word and trying to reach decission makers and investors.

Interest Areas

Collaboration Interests

Blue carbon, climate change, carbon finance, green (blue) infrastructures, coastal resilience, marine biodiversity

I Am Seeking

To build strong networks to learn, share and work with other Fellows around the world

I Can Offer

My passion for coastal and marine ecosystems and a quite intriguing taste for challenges

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