Patricio Robles Gil
In 1989, Patricio founded Agrupacion Sierra Madre and then two years later Unidos para la Conservacion- organizations where he launched initiatives to preserve biodiversity and wilderness. He was a pioneer in Mexico to involve corporations in conservation of the natural world. His latest initiative was to help bring the 9th World Wilderness Congress to Latin America in Yucatan Mexico.
As a photographer he has documented many of the world’s remote and wild places. He has produced 37 books about the environment; some, such as “Hotspots: Earth’s Biologically Richest and Most Endangered Terrestrial Ecoregions,” have helped to define global agendas.
Since 2010 Patricio has used art as a way to express himself using the human body as a canvas to present environmental issues related to the most endangered species of the planet. In what he calls “Los Rituales del Reencuentro” he uses painting, sculpture and photography as a way to create pieces of art. The most recent piece in this project is “The Human Blue Whale” (www.humanbluewhale.com).