Latin American and the Caribbean
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About / Bio
Ms. Rodriguez Cortes obtained her bachelor's degree with honors in 2005 in Alternative Tourism “Eco tourism” from the University of Quintana Roo Mexico. Between 2001 and 2004 she worked in coastal management projects and as an advisor in community-based tourism programs in order to ensure ecological conservation of marine resources and sustainable use; supported by the Federal Government, local and international NGOs founds. In 2007, she began working as a Federal Government employee with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources/National Commission of Natural Protected Areas, responsible for the sustainable management of the public use area, zoning and administrative regulations in the Xcalak Reef National Park. Under this mandate, she focused her interest in the legal and management frameworks. In 2011 she won the United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship award to undertake research on the legal and management frameworks for the sustainable management of marine protected areas in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System: An analysis for the Mexican approach.