Graduated from the University of Costa Rica as an Agricultural Engineer, Mr. Boza has a Master's Degree in Forestry from the Inter-American Institute of Agricultural Sciences and two Doctorates in Sciences Honoris Causa (Drexel University, United States, and International Cooperation University, Costa Rica). He was promoter and one of the "fathers" of Costa Rican national parks, the first Chief of the National Park Service and Vice Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mines. He was also Director of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the National University, and served as Conservationist and Representative in Costa Rica of the Wildlife Conservation Society as Coordinator of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor Program. He served as Director of the Development Office of the Ministry of the Environment and Technical Advisor of the program Elimination of Barriers for the Sustainability of the Protected Areas System of Costa Rica (Ministry of Environment and Energy). Mr. Boza was an Academic Advisor to the International Institute for Wildlife Conservation and Management, at the National University of Costa Rica, Board Member and Legal Representative of The Leatherback Trust in New Jersey, United States; co-founder and Board Member of FASP (Front for the Protected Wild Areas, in its Spanish acronym), this organization advisor to the Ministry of Environment and Energy carries his name on his honor.Even when Mario passed away in October 2021, his ideals and his conceptual guide will continue to be part of the ideology that rules our foundation forever.
You can protect threatened ocean wildlife and their habitats with a monthly donation to For The Oceans. We are thrilled to have recently acquired our first sailing vessel dedicated to educating youth about ocean conservation as well as cleaning up plastic debris. Your support of our oceans is needed now to enable us to secure a second vessel to begin patrolling Costa Rican waters to stop illegal and unregulated fishing. PLEASE DONATE TODAY!