Luís Paulo Ferraz is a geographer with more than 20 years of experience in the field of conservation biology and sustainable development. He brings experience and knowledge from working with organizations both in Brazil and internationally. In Brazil, he primarily worked in the coastal region of São Paulo State. He worked in the government for 8 years where he participated in a variety of projects in the Serra do Mar. Luis Paulo has a long experience in institutional management with expertise in design, planning, preparation and coordination of projects and programs, international relations, work in interdisciplinary teams, and organizing events, working groups, seminars and conventions. We are thrilled that Luis Paulo has joined the team and look forward to working together to achieve our goal of having 2000 GLTs on 25,000 hectares of protected and connected area by the year 2025.