Javier G. Montoya
Agricultural and natural resources economist
Javier Montoya-Zumaeta is native to Iquitos, the largest Peruvian city in the Amazon. He has a fascination for topics related to the sustainable use of forest resources. He studied economics at Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), and holds a Master’s degree in environmental economics awarded by CATIE in Costa Rica. Javier is interested in looking for the best ways to harmonize the conservation of tropical forests with the needs of people whose livelihoods depend on their resources, and this has guided his participation in several missions over the last thirteen years. Currently, he is finishing his doctoral studies in Canberra at the Australian National University (ANU).