Vice-President of the Steering Committee

Lily Rodriguez is a Peruvian herpetologist, an expert in biodiversity conservation.

She is currently Secretary of the Centre for the Conservation, Research and Management of Natural Areas – Blue Cordillera (CIMA), of which she is one of the founders.

She is also involved in several programmes of the Convention on Biological Biodiversity (CBD):

  • Access to genetic resources and benefit sharing ;
  • Global Taxonomy Initiative;
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity.

She was a member of the IUBS Executive Committee from 2009 to 2019.

She is in charge of organising the scientific forum for IUBS in relation to the CBD.

She studied biology at the National Agrarian University La Molina in Lima, Peru. In 1991, she obtained a PhD in Zoology from Pierre and Marie Curie University (now Sorbonne University), France.

Her biography on Wikipedia (in Spanish).