Dr. Jorge Recharte

Dr. Jorge Recharte is an anthropologist who directs the Andes Program and Global Strategy at The Mountain Institute. Since the late 1990s, he has led conservation and economic development programs in the Andes, including the Páramo Initiative to preserve ecosystems on high, tree-less plateaux. He has worked to implement climate change adaption projects, partnering with USAID and municipal commonwealths in Peru, and also helped establish the initiative to protect the Great Inca Road, now a World Heritage Site. mountaininstitute.org
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