CCNet Latin America

Initially, there were two Regional Networks: CCNet MesoAmerica and CCNet South America, both created in 2012. In 2019 we decided to combine as one regional network for all of Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean (Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico). Visit our joint CCNet Latin America website.

Irina Montenegro

Conservation Strategy and Impact Director. WWF US – Country Office Unit

Valdivia, Chile


Irina serves as point of contact for Spanish-speaking South America, and she represents the LA franchise team on decision making and main focal point on the CCNet Board.

Anita Diederichsen

Global Lead / Coordinator of the Forest Landscape Restoration, WWF

Curitiba, Brasil

Gustavo Gatti

Director, Conserve Brasil.

Curitiba, Brasil
Gustavo serves as point of contact for Brasil.

Cristina Lasch

Conservation Planning and Adaptation Lead, The Nature Conservancy Mexico and Northern Central America & CCNet Operations Coordinator.

Merida, Mexico
Cristina serves as point of contact for Mexico and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.

James Goetz

Caribbean Programs Coordinator, Vermont Center for Ecostudies.


Jim serves as point of contact for the insular Caribbean.

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The Conservation Coaches Network aims to improve conservation by empowering people to develop, implement, evaluate, adapt and share effective strategies that achieve tangible conservation results benefitting both people and nature all over the world.

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Coaches Resource Library

CCNet maintains a variety of resources to support Coaches in the presentation and use of the Conservation Standards. Most of the resources are found in multiple languages in the Coaches Notebook that is part of CCNet New Coach Trainings. In addition, in our Resource Library you can find a wealth of support materials shared by Coaches and Conservation Standards practitioners.

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The Conservation Standards is the product of inputs, field tests, and discussions among members of the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP), which has final editorial authority over the Conservation Standards. Substantial input was also provided by members of the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) and other CMP partners.

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Contact CCNet

To inquire about supporting CCNet or for general inquiries, please contact:

John Morrison - CCNet Global Coordinator
Cristina Lasch - CCNet Technical Coordinator

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