Paul obtained his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Brasilia. Paul is a specialist in the political ecology of the Amazon rainforest. He is the author/editor of seven books with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. Paul has been deeply involved with networking and advocacy work on indigenous peoples’ rights and biodiversity conservation. He currently works as an International Consultant in program evaluation and public policy formulation on Latin American socio-environmental issues. Paul is a founding member of BRAID Africa.