Baruch Figueroa-Zavala

Coastal Ecosystems Program Coordinator

In the summer of 2012, Baruch joined CEA as the program coordinator of the Coastal Ecosystems Program bringing with him over eight years’ experience in a variety of conservation projects in Quintana Roo, ranging from monitoring and evaluation of reef communities and seagrass and rehabilitation of coral reefs to conducting research on turtles and management of lionfish.

Baruch is a divemaster with over 600 dives and has always had a great interest in the marine and coastal environment. He holds a degree in marine biology from Universidad del Mar in Oaxaca and continued his graduate studies at National University of Costa Rica and El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Chetumal.


CEA is a non-profit conservation organization working on the Mexican Caribbean to monitor the impact of development on the regional ecosystems and culture; to report findings and their significance to the public through education; and, through education, to influence public policy.