Apply to the YAB!

Do you want to gain the skills to become an environmental leader? EarthTeam's Youth Advisory Board is now accepting applications for 2013-2014! Apply between now and June 8th. Learn the necessary skills to engage your community in environmental issues, as well as helping EarthTeam develop programs that appeal to youth.

New Executive Director: Manuel Alonso

Born in Spain, Manuel is a cultural anthropologist interested in the protection of cultural and biological diversity. He has been working with non-profit organizations for more than 20 years in Europe, Central and South America and the United States. 

A graduate of the Universidad Autónoma Madrid in 1976, he lived in Puerto Rico from 1977 to 1987, where he finished his doctoral research at the Center of Advanced Studies of the Caribbean while teaching humanities at the University of Puerto Rico and Caribbean University College.

After two years as a community conservation consultant in Seattle, in 1989 he moved to an isolated rural community in Costa Rica where he founded and directed the TUVA Foundation (United Lands of Neighbors for the Environment, preserving endangered rainforest

Over ten years, TUVA created both the 12,000 acre Osa National Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Oro National Marine Refuge by working with local communities, landowners and the Chiricano and Ngabe indigenous communities to establish protected areas, develop sustainable businesses and participate in scientific research and cultural preservation efforts.

Between 1990 and 2000, TUVA worked with more than 70 national and international organizations, including the United Nations Development Program, the Spanish...Read more

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