Ana Gabriela Fontoura is a native of Belém (PA). She has bachelor’s degree in Tourism from the Federal University of Pará – UFPA and specialist degree in Environmental Studies from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais – PUC. She has 15 years of experience in Ecotourism and Public Use in protected areas in the Amazon. In 2007, Ana Gabriela launched Gabiraba Station, a community-based ecotourism operator that works in partnership with traditional populations and local organizations in the Amazon region. She also works as a consultant for socio-environmental organizations.