By Darja Kranjc
On June 2, 2022, a very long interview with Clayton Lino was published on the website of the Brazilian environmental NGO Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica. The interview went viral. And Lee Anne Bledsoe came up with the idea to start a theme under the Proud To Share section with interviews and/or accomplishments of CaveMAB Network BR colleagues.
Clayton Lino is one of our network coordinators, its strategist and vital bond with the UNESCO MAB Secretariat, but also one of the two people who came up with the original idea to establish the CaveMAB Network. How come? It is something very logical. Both with Vanja Debevec were members of the International Advisory Committee for Biosphere Reserves (MAB/UNESCO) at the time. One speleologist and president of the National Council on the Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve, the other researcher of cave environments and head of the R&D department of the Škocjan Caves Park Public Service Agency managing the Karst Biosphere Reserve.