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Dr. Jorge Soberón receives award from President Felipe Calderón of Mexico

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Dr. Jorge Soberón receives award from President Felipe Calderón of Mexico : 
Dr. Jorge Soberón

Mexico City, 15 March 2012 – Dr. Jorge Soberón, Professor & Senior Scientist of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology was recognized by President Felipe Calderon of Mexico for his groundbreaking work on the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity. 

The award was given to Dr. Soberón along with fellow researchers Arturo Gómez-Pompa, Gonzalo Halffter, Peter Hamilton, Jerzy Rzedowski, and Francisco Takaki in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Conabio. This commission has been an integral part in worldwide evaluation of ecosystems and biodiversity from a social perspective, and has made biodiversity a matter of national interest, since Mexico has the fourth greatest biological diversity worldwide.



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