Julio Montes de Oca

Coastal Resilience Director

Julio Montes de Oca is the Director of Coastal Resilience for National Audubon Society/Audubon Americas. A dual Costa Rican/Mexican citizen, he holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) and a Master´s degree in Human Ecology from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).

Previously, Julio has worked for non-governmental organizations, cooperation agencies, and international treaties, with more than 15 years of experience in policy and development and implementation of water resources, wetlands, and ecosystem-based adaptation projects in Latin America. Before his experience in the environment and development sectors, Julio worked in the fuel ethanol industry in Costa Rica. 

Articles by Julio Montes de Oca

Mangroves, much more than meeting points of land and sea
March 08, 2023 — During the 8th Our Ocean Conference, Audubon Americas, and Conservation International showcased two leading projects in Panama and Colombia, supported by the UK-Blue Carbon Fund, and administered by the Inter-American Development Bank.