Patricia Zurita

Chief Executive Officer
, BirdLife International
Profile / Bio: 

Patricia leads BirdLife International, the world’s largest nature conservation partnership, bringing together over 100 organisations worldwide to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. An economist by training, prior to BirdLife, Patricia was the Executive Director of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), a global multi-donor fund enabling civil society to participate in and benefit from conserving some of the world’s most critical ecosystems. Patricia also led the Conservation Stewards Program in Conservation International (CI), designing and implementing conservation agreements that provided economic incentives to local and indigenous communities in developing countries in exchange for their commitment to protect biodiversity. 

Patrícia lives in Cambridge UK with her husband and twin girls.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Best practices in financing nature: Insights from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) 07 December 2021 Slides Agriculture and Natural Resources, Capacity Development, Civil Society, Climate Change, Environment