Amos Bien Edit Profile
Bachelor in Biology, University of Chicago, 1973; Master of Arts in Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1982.
Systems programmer Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York City, 1973-1974. Software developer GTE Information Systems (Project Management Institute), 1975-1977. Research assistant Dr.Barbara Bentley, Sarapiquí, Costa Rica, 1979-1980.
Station manager La Selva Biological Station, 1980. Professor School for Field Studies, Oriente, Ecuador, 1984-1985. President Rara Avis S.A., Horquetas, Costa Rica, since 1983.
Director international programs International Ecotourism Society, since 2003. Consultant ecotourism United States-Agency for International Development, Institute Guat. Turismo, Interam. Development Bank, others, San José, Costa Rica, since 1985.
Lecturer rain forest conservation, since 1983.
President Costa Rican Youth Hostel Association, San José, 1990-1992. Co-founder Hyde Park-Kenwood Recycling Center, Chicago, 1971-1973. Founder, president Costa Rican Private Nature Reserve Organization, 1995-2000.
Founding member CONAGEBIO National Commission Regulation of Access to Biodiversity, 1999-2002. Active Environment Liaison Center International, 1999-2000. Treasurer Federation Costa Rican Environmental Organizations, 1998-2002.
Member International Society Tropical Foresters, Camara Nacional de Turismo, Association Tropical Biologists, International Ecotourism Society (director international programs, since 2003).
Married Damaris Reyes. Children: Natasha, Samantha, Pablo.