About Craig

PhD, Craig MacFarland is a Founding Affiliate of the Center for Protected Area Management and Training at Colorado State University (CSU) in 1992. He has over 40 years of experience working in Latin America , 20 of which were spent living there, in the planning, management and training of protected areas and communities, management of watersheds, regional and national strategic planning for biodiversity, natural resources and wildlife. Much of this work has included the training of professionals, technicians, park rangers and community leaders and groups, and technical cooperation to protected areas, adjacent lands and communities. He has facilitated the development of over 80 systems plans, individual protected area management plans and management, and operational plans and is a co-founder of the annual Wildlands and Protected Area Management course at Colorado State University since 1990 (23 Latin Americans each year from all over the countries, all in Spanish). Dr. MacFarland was the director of the Charles Darwin Research Station (1974-1978) in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, director of the Protected Areas and Watershed program at the Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) in Costa Rica (1978-1985), and president of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands (1985-1996). Fluent in Spanish