Advisory Council | PUP Global Heritage Consortium

Advisory Council

The PUP Consortium is a membership organization consisting of people and organizations dedicated to introducing emerging paradigms into the natural and cultural heritage management and planning field. It consists of technical service members, advisors, country representatives, and general members. General members live around the world but share a desire to help us transform the dominant paradigm that leads so many development projects and management plans to failure. We are people who think outside the box and love heritage.

Our advisors are eminent volunteers in their fields and bring invaluable perspective to our decision-making and materials production.

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Duane Fast

For over 30 years Duane Fast, Canadian, led Artcraft Display Graphics Inc. (now retired). Under his tenure it became an internationally known designer and fabricator of interpretive exhibits and graphics. As an industry leading expert, Duane is contributing editor to Digital Graphics Magazine. Part of Duane’s commitment to social justice involves donating time and expertise to many non-profit causes including President of the Themed Attraction Association Canada, Founding Director of NAI International Interpretation, Associate of TEAM Tourism Consulting, Executive Member of the IGU Commission on UNESCO Geoparks (now retired), and advisor to the PUP Consortium.

Graphic design, international heritage interpretation, business management
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Dr. Sam Ham

For over 30 years Sam Ham, American, has been the leading scholar in heritage interpretation, integrating the fields of communications, psychology, and interpretation into what we now know today as thematic interpretation, popularized by his classic book, Environmental Interpretation, first published in 1992. The sequel, Interpretation — Making a Difference on Purpose came out in 2013. Ham is professor emeritus at the University of Idaho and works and consults throughout the world promoting interpretation and its application to protected area management.

Environmental and strategic communications, heritage interpretation, research
Dr. Bernal Herrera

El Dr. Bernal Herrera-Fernández, costarricense, ingeniero forestal graduado de la Universidad Nacional en Heredia Costa Rica. Realizó estudios de Maestría en Manejo y Conservación de Bosques Tropicales en el CATIE. Sus estudios de Doctorado los realizó en la Facultad de Ciencias Forestales de la Universidad de Friburgo, Alemania. Además se ha desempeñado como Director de Ciencia para The Nature Conservancy en Costa Rica, Panamá, Ecuador, Colombia y Venezuela. Además, también ha sido director científico de programas de la misma organización para apoyar los sistemas de áreas protegidas de Centroamérica. El Dr. Herrera fungió como Presidente para México y Centroamérica de la Comisión para el Manejo de Ecosistema y Vicepresidente para Centroamérica de la Comisión Mundial de Áreas Protegidas, ambas adscritas a la UICN, así como fundador y Director de la Cátedra Latinoamericana de Áreas Protegidas y Corredores Biológicos “Kenton Miller” en el CATIE.  Actualmente miembro de la Junta Directiva de la CEM-IUCN teniendo a cargo la coordinación de actividades en América Latina y la iniciativa de la Lista Roja de Ecosistemas. También funge como Vicepresidente de la Biodiversity Partnership Mesoamerica, que busca la integración del sector privado en negocios que beneficien la biodiversidad. Además, el Dr. Herrera es profesor Asociado de la Escuela de Posgrado del CATIE y del Instituto Internacional para la Conservación y Manejo de la Vida Silvestre de la Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica. En la actualidad se desempeña como Director Técnico y Desarrollo para la Fundación para la Conservación de la Cordillera Volcánica Central (Fundecor), liderando iniciativas nacionales e internacionales relacionadas con el desarrollo territorial, la generación y transferencia de información para la toma de decisiones y el desarrollo de proyectos.

International conservation, biological corridors, IUCN, Latin America
Art Pedersen

Was founding director of UNESCO World Heritage Center’s Sustainable Tourism Program. Art’s specific professional experience includes work with regional tourism strategies, national park management plans, tourism assessment and feasibility studies, creation of regional tourism organizations, and the development of practical tourism marketing-promotional approaches. He has worked on issues of visitor limits in fragile areas and in linking tourism benefits to local communities with the goal to aid protection and conservation efforts. This work on tourism, protected areas, and economic development issues, has been in Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Most of these experiences, in some form or another, have involved questions related to the push and pull of economic development and environmental and cultural concerns. Today he is an international consultant based in Finland.

International heritage institutions, culture, conventions, UNESCO, and history of PUP
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Dr. Jeremy Radachowsky

Jeremy, American, is Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Latin America and Caribbean Program, where he provides strategic and technical direction for country programs and leads regional conservation initiatives in law enforcement monitoring, environmental governance, jaguar conservation, and the livestock/conservation interface. Before joining WCS, Dr. Radachowsky worked in Central America for more than a decade on community ecology, ecological monitoring, conservation planning, adaptive management, law enforcement monitoring, environmental governance, and multi-stakeholder negotiation. Dr. Radachowsky holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology from University of Florida, a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Florida International University and an undergraduate degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Connecticut. Very interested in exploring unconventional approaches to conservation, he directs the development of the upcoming Latin America Conservation Think Tank on behalf of the PUP Global Heritage Consortium.

Wildlife conservation in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean
Allan Rhodes

Allan, Mexican, is an ecotourism consultant based in Mexico, with international experience. He has focused his work in visitor management and tourism planning within protected natural areas in Mexico, and has collaborated in consulting and capacity building projects in Chile, Brazil and Panama. He has also worked in the development of community-based ecotourism initiatives all around Mexico mainly in indigenous communities. Presently, he spear-heads the online community “Ecoturismo Genuino” for ecotourism consultants from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

Ecotourism, conservation, protected areas in Mexico



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