Meet our Team

Assembly Members

Randall Arauz

Randall Arauz is a Costa Rican biologist graduated from the University of Costa Rica in 1987. He was a founding member and President of PRETOMA, Costa Rican NGO established to protect marine life in 1997. He now works for CREMA in Costa Rica and Fins Attached in the USA. Drawing international attention to the inhumane and environmentally catastrophic shark- finning industry, Arauz led the campaign to halt the practice in Costa Rica, making his country the new international model for shark protection. For this, in 2010 he was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize (dubbed the “Environmental Nobels”) for Central and South America. The Prize holds individuals for sustainable and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk.