Gonzalo Oviedo is IUCN's Senior Adviser for Social Policy. An anthropologist by training, he provides advice on issues including indigenous and traditional peoples, community-based natural resource management, traditional ecological knowledge, protected areas, environmental education, human rights, public participation, as well as socio-cultural and equity aspects of good governance at local, national and international levels. After working in educational projects with indigenous and rural communities of his home country, Ecuador, in 1993 Gonzalo Oviedo joined WWF International in Gland, Switzerland, as a Head of its People and Conservation Unit, and then moved to his current position in IUCN in March 2003.
- Verschuuren B, Wild R, McNeely JA, and Oviedo G. 2010. Sacred natural sites : conserving nature and culture. Gland: IUCN.
- Fisher R, Maginnis S, Jackson W, Barrow E, Jeanrenaud S, Ingles A, Friend R, Mehrota R, Farvar T, Laurie M and Oviedo G. 2008. Linking conservation and poverty reduction : landscapes, people and power. Gland: IUCN.
- Oviedo G, van Griethuysen P, Larsen PB, editors. 2006. Poverty, equity and rights in conservation : technical papers and case studies. Geneva/Gland: IUCN / Institut Universitaire d'Etudes du Développement.
- Katariya V, de Sherbinin A, and Oviedo G. 2005. Poverty-conservation mapping : the geography of poverty and biodiversity. Gland: IUCN ; UNEP, Global Resource Information Database.
- Oviedo, G, Maffi L, Larsen PB. 2000. Indigenous and Traditional Peoples of the World and Ecoregion Conservation. An integrated approach to conserving the world’s biological and cultural diversity. Gland: WWF-Terralingua.