Luís is a geographer who graduated from São Paulo University in 1987. He began his career working for natural areas protected by heritage in São Paulo, especially Serra do Mar. He was a technical assistant for three years for the Bijagós Archipelago Biosphere Reserve in Guinea-Bissau. He was the coordinator of the Ecotourism Project in the Atlantic Forest of the Secretariat of the Environment in São Paulo, coordinator of the Atlantic Forest Program at WWF-Brazil, and the IUCN Forest Program for South America, in Quito. Since 2011, he has been Executive Secretary of the Golden Lion Tamarin Association and leads the execution of the species conservation program. He is a member of the IUCN Expert Committee on Primate Conservation.

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