Maritza Morales Casanova

2012 Young Laureate, Environment
Mexico, Born 1984

maritza@hunab.info

A surprising utopia of biodiversity

August 28, 2015

Maritza Morales Casanova, a 2012 Young Laureate and environmentalist from the state of Yucatán, Mexico, is determined to raise awareness among young people, principally through developing Ceiba Pentandra, a major park dedicated to environmental education. When she was invited to participate in May 2015 Hawaii Volcanoes National...

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First anniversary for Yucatan environmental park

July 24, 2014

Maritza Morales Casanova opened the doors of the Ceiba Pentandra environmental education theme park on 24 July 2013. She has been working hard ever since to fully realize her dream of a place in which children and adolescents can encounter the natural world and teach each other...

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National Geographic Emerging Explorer

May 28, 2014

Maritza Morales Casanova, a Mexican environmentalist and 2012 Rolex Young Laureate, has been chosen by National Geographic as one of its 14 Emerging Explorers for 2014. She will use her prize to consolidate Ceiba Pentandra, a 7,600 m2 environmental education park she has established in Merida,...

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