Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel

National Board Director

Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel

Sarah-Lan is Swiss and has lived in Peru since 2006. Prior to joining A Rocha Peru’s Board of Directors, she was the Director of Science and Conservation (2014-2016), Executive Director of A Rocha Peru (2010-2014), and a member of the Advisory Council (2006-2010). Sarah-Lan is an ethnobiologist and has completed a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Bern, Switzerland, on ethnobiological knowledge in the Andean highlands. Presently a post-doctoral fellow at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), she conducts research on local knowledge, agroforestry systems and climate change adaptation in the Peruvian Andes. She has also been a researcher for the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern since 2002. Within this role, Sarah-Lan coordinated a natural resource management and sustainable development partnership programme in Eastern and Southern Africa, and acted as an advisor for a regional, biocultural diversity conservation programme in the Andes. She believes that her involvement with A Rocha Peru allows her to bring together her professional interests and experience with her personal values. She is convinced that faith-based organisations have a lot to contribute to conservation and sustainable natural resource management.

Successful delivery of the Dry Forest Project’s second year! 14 February, 2020
Helping the global fight against plastic pollution in Peru! 14 February, 2020
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