Dr. Oscar Moctezuma founded Naturalia, the premier wildlife organization in Mexico, in 1990, and he
currently serves as its Director General. An active member of numerous Mexican and international environmental organizations, Dr. Moctezuma serves on the editorial board of several Mexican scientific journals, has published dozens of conservation papers, and has filmed and produced film documentaries on native Mexican wildlife that have aired on national television.
His abiding legacy is giving both a voice and space to Mexico’s rich biodiversity, including the
country’s keystone species: jaguars, and wolves. But his work also extends to broad landscapes, creating protected areas in grasslands and forests, conserving essential Monarch butterfly habitat,
and restoring natural river systems in northern Mexico. His personal mission is to create a consciousness in people about the importance of Mexico's biodiversity, motivating them to actively participate in projects that will reduce human impact on the country’s natural heritage.