Sea Shepherd announced that Julián Escutia is its new director for Mexico

Julian will lead the collaboration with key government agencies around multiple conservation campaigns focused on the Vaquita Porpoise and Totoaba, the Caretta caretta Turtle and many other species.(Porpoise.org Porpoise Conservation Society) 

By Frank Alejandre

February 9, 2024

Mexico City – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society announced that Julian Escutia-Rodriguez, a career diplomat with over 20 years of experience in international and public policy affairs, has become the first Mexico Country Director for the ocean-based conservation organization. Julian will lead the collaboration with key government agencies around multiple conservation campaigns focused on the Vaquita Porpoise and Totoaba, the Caretta caretta Turtle and many other species.

“It is a privilege to represent such a respected organization in the protection of our environment,” Julian said upon joining Sea Shepherd. “My focus will be to bring together all of Sea Shepherd’s campaigns, from Revillagigedo to Guadalupe Island and the Upper Gulf of California and more, into a broad coalition of Mexican agencies, organizations and individuals who are willing to defend our oceans.”

Sea Shepherd CEO Pritam Singh welcomed Julian onto the senior management team, saying “Julian’s new role will build on the incredible foundation of trust and respect we have established with the Mexican Navy and other agencies in our shared conservation world. We are thrilled that he is bringing his experience and exemplary public service to the cause of protecting endangered marine wildlife.”

Julian started his career at the Institute for Mexicans Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs then joined the Mexican Foreign Service. In 2008 he was transferred to the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston where he was Consul for Community Affairs. From 2010 to 2016 he worked at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States as Regional Affairs Officer and Head of the Consular Coordination and from 2016 to 2019 he was the Chief of Staff to the Undersecretary for North America. In 2019 he was appointed Director General for Protection of Mexicans Abroad, and most recently was Consul of Mexico in Las Vegas from 2020 to January 2024.

  • Frank Alejandre

    Frank Alejandre is the Community Editor of The Nevadan / El Nevadense. He graduated from the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has worked in journalism since 1990, first at El Mundo Newspaper, the first Spanish-language weekly publication in southern Nevada, and then at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where he helped the RJ transition its Spanish language publication El Tiempo newspaper to the Las Vegas Review-Journal en Español.

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