Olivier Chassot, Ph.D, was the Co-Director of the Great Green Macaw Research and Conservation Project and the Co-Coordinator of the Executive Committee of the San Juan-La Selva Biological Corridor in Costa Rica (1998-2016), and President of the Mesoamerican Society for Conservation Biology (2006-2014). He is the current Deputy-Vice-Chair of the Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA-IUCN), and the Vice-Chair for Mesoamerica at the Transboundary Specialist Group of the WCPA. He has also served as the Research Coordinator and Executive Director at the Tropical Science Center (Costa Rica), and Dean of Environment and Sustainable Development and Director of the Latin American School for Protected Areas (ELAP) at the University for International Cooperation (UCI) in Costa Rica. He recently served on the Board of Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) in his capacity as President of the Latin American and Caribbean Section of the SCB. He is the author of more than 110 publications and 130 presentations at international conferences and workshops, many of which he has helped organized.