, Program Officer for WWF’s Latin America and Caribbean Program, will join our October Amazon River Cruise as a guest lecturer.
In his role, Eric works directly with field offices throughout Latin America on program development and implementation. He is currently focusing his time on the final phase of a ten-year tri-national program in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru called Amazon Headwaters Initiative (AHI). The ultimate goal of AHI is to ensure the protection and consolidation of the southwestern headwaters of the Amazon Basin by preserving large expanses of forest and freshwater habitat, thereby maintaining an interconnected matrix of land uses that are compatible with conservation. Eric is also deeply engaged in the issue of mining in Latin America, specifically artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Peru, which is a growing threat to critical ecosystems and water supplies throughout the Amazon.
In addition to his professional endeavors at WWF, Eric is an avid outdoorsman and spends as much time as possible in the woods or on the water. Eric is a Virginia native and holds a BA in political science from the University of Virginia.