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Karina Berg's biography

Karina BergKarina Berg

Growing up I always wanted to go to South America, I can’t put my finger on what exactly sparked my interest, but I knew it was somewhere I wanted to see for myself.  Finally when the opportunity came, I couldn’t drag myself away.  I spent the best part of 11 years in various amazing locations across Latin America and my curiosity for the region grew as my knowledge and understanding of the people, landscapes and politics developed.

Seeing the many challenges and issues across the region, I developed a passion for and commitment to conservation and development.  Before joining WWF-UK in April 2013 I worked in NGOs and tourism but always with a Latin America focus and a definite bias on my part for the Amazon.

Currently part of the Brazil & Amazon team here in the UK my involvement in all things Latin American continues.  My posts will generally be focused on development and conservation in the region and the issues that affect them.

My latest posts


Water shortages in the Pantanal’s headwaters: unthinkable?

It seems absurd that a region abundant in fresh water, located in the fertile headwaters of Brazil’s Pantanal, would face water supply problems, but this has become the sad reality for Tangará da Serra municipality. In Tangará’s Triângulo District, for at least three months, hundreds of families have been without water. Water pumps have stopped […]

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Pantanal Pact – 20 down, 5 to go!

A week celebrating the environment finishes on a massive high in Brazil with the news that 20 mayors signed up to the Pantanal Pact. Along with these commitments, WWF, the Mato Grosso state government and six other institutions also signed on the dotted line. Not bad going for an event that wasn’t even on our […]

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