Lorenzo J. Rosenzweig Pasquel is the CEO and Founder at Terra Habitus A.C. and works in the areas of Monterrey, Nuevo León in Mexico. His focus is on regenerative ranching, conservation of biodiversity in private lands, environmental journalism and communications, and watershed and riparian habitats regeneration. The main target groups include private and communal land owners.
He has twenty five years of experience in the environmental field. He has a B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Engineering from the Monterrey Technological Institute (ITESM) and a Master in Science degree in Marine Biology and Seafood Technology from Oregon State University. As ex-President of the Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (Mexican Fund for the Conservation of the Environment ), he has acquired extensive experience in fundraising and execution of capital campaigns, and the operation and funding of biodiversity conservation, environmental research and capacity building projects.
Lorenzo has also contributed to the design and incorporation of learning and practice networks for the National Environmental Funds of Latin America and the Caribbean (RedLAC). He is member of several boards and advisory councils, including The Mexican Institute for Competitivenes (IMCO), Pronatura Noreste A.C., the Leadership and the Environment Program (LEAD) for Mexico, The Mesoamerican Reef Fund, the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, The Fund for Communication and Environmental Education and the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Conservation and Exploration Fund.
With an endowment valued at US$102 million, Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza is Latin America's largest endowed private national environmental fund. It leverages Mexican government funds and promotes conservation efforts through five programs supporting a wide variety of Mexican conservation organizations working on the ground.During its first 14 years of operation it has disbursed more than 50 million dollars to 600+ conservation projects throughout the country.
Thanks to its transparent and accountable operation, and the credibility of its Board of Directors and advisors, Fondo Mexicano often serves as fiscal agent of choice for a broad spectrum of donors, ranging from bilateral and multilateral institutions to corporate and private foundations.