Darién Zúñiga

Licensed assessor
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Licensed assessor since 2 December 2014

Assessor performance

2 Satisfactory Reports. Both at first submission. Qualified to lead HCV and HCV-HCSA assessments.


I am a biologist with a specialisation in ecology and sustainable development. I also have a Masters in Environmental Management and Auditing with a specialisation in water integration management (handling of residual waters, etc) and recovery of contaminated land. I have primarily worked in the management field and different kinds of environmental surveying. I additionally have experience in the development of research and studies in Areas of High Conservation Value (HCV) for african palm companies in accordance with the RSPO. I have carried out these studies mainly in Central America and Mexico.


Reptiles and amphibians
, Participatory rural appraisal, Participatory mapping, Socio-economic survey methods , GIS
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)


Northern America, Central America
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama


Language Spanish (Native or bilingual proficiency)
Language English (Moderate working proficiency)