Emilio started working at Nature United in January 2023 with a goal to support Indigenous-led conservation and Nature Climate Solutions programs for British Columbia. His work primarily focuses on working with communities to develop pathways in which their needs and concerns can be addressed through community-led conservation initiatives.
Prior to working at Nature United, Emilio worked with a municipal government in British Columbia to identify strategies to develop a meaningful community forest partnership with local First Nations. In Indonesia, he helped a non-profit plan and implement landscape activities involving forest-dependent communities in the country’s eastern islands.
Emilio has a deep fascination with arts. As a kid and an adolescent, music and films were one of the few ways he could experience the world beyond what his surrounding had to offer.
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