C. Francisco Ricardo Gomez Lozano graduated from the Simon Bolivar University in Mexico City with a degree in Career Biology and has a Masters course in Environmental Biology at the Faculty of Sciences UNAM. He is a Diplomate of the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Management Protected Areas; since its origins has been linked to the Natural Protected Areas (NPA), performing studies on humpback whale at Revillagigedo Archipelago Biosphere Reserve. He was Manager Desierto de los Leones National Park, Assistant Director and Director of the Cozumel Reefs National Park. He currently serves as Regional Director of the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexican Caribbean CONANP. Internationally, C. Gómez Lozano is Mexico's representative to the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and Co-Chairman of the Regional Committee for the Control of Lionfish in the Caribbean. He also participated in the International Leadership Program, biodiversity management at the invitation of the Secretary of State of the USA and is part of the Tutors for managers of marine protected areas in the Wider Caribbean Region requested by UNEP-Caribbean. As Regional Director, he coordinates, supervises and implements regional strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources of the NPA; supports and oversees the operation of 22 ANP in the states of Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo, with an area of 2.8 million hectares of sea and land; strengthens the federal bond of cooperation and shared responsibility with the states and municipalities.