Walter has more than thirty years of experience leading programs to assess Peru’s biological diversity. His publications –more than 600 books and guides– have earned him a place as the most important author of works on nature, culture and sustainable resource management in the country. Walter is the director of Wust Ediciones and WW Editores and is a member of the Directing Council of SERNANP, ACCA, IBC, Líderes+1 and CCERO. He is also the founder and face of the new Environmental Engineering and Management major at UPC. He holds a Bachelor of Forest Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina with a specialization in forest management.