New Chair of RMFC-LAC Board of Directors

August 1, 2004, saw a change in leadership at the Board of Directors of the Regional Model Forest Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean (RMFC―LAC).

Dr. José Joaquín Campos, Deputy Director General, Director Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and Latin American Chair of Diversified Management of Tropical Forests, CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education) has taken over the reins of the LAC Centre from outgoing chairman, Juan Carlos Collarte. Sr Collarte was acknowledged by his fellow Board members for the instrumental role he played in marshalling resources and partners to bring the Regional Centre into existence.