Evelyn Britez Navaro is a biodiversity conservation professional with experience in protected area management, project management, monitoring and evaluation. She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Master’s Degree in Conservation Leadership (University of Cambridge). Her conservation career started in Paraguay, volunteering for the Department of Protected Areas of the Ministry for the Environment and local non-governmental organisation, Guyra Paraguay. She then became a staff member of the latter and worked for the Sites Programme. In 2016-2020 her work focused on the Atlantic Forest region, managing projects to promote its conservation and restoration. These interventions supported over 60 small landholders and the Mbyá Guaraní indigenous people to start producing and commercialising shade-grown yerba mate under organic and fair-trade standards for the first time. She has also worked as a consultant for the non-governmental organisation Federación por la Autodeterminación de Pueblos Indígenas and for UNICEF Paraguay on monitoring and evaluation.