Center for Environmental Studies in Latin America (CESLA)
Posted: January 1, 2005
CESLA's current project aims to support and assist the nations of Western Amazonia in meeting grassroots conservation and development objectives through substnative research projects with immediate impacts at the community level.
Created in 1997, CESLA (formerly CERMLA) is situated within the University of Texas at Austin's Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), the oldest such institution in the United States and one of the best worldwide. UT's exceptionally strong resources in Latin American issues are enhanced by the largest university collection of Latin American library materials in the United States. UT's departments of integrative biology, geography, geology, engineering, and public affairs rank among the nation's best and all maintain active research and collaboration programs in several areas of Latin America, from Mexico to Chile. As an interdisciplinary, collaborative institution, CESLA serves as an academic hub for UT departments, expertise, and resources within the social sciences and humanities, leveraging the University's broad range of experience in Latin American environmental issues to the benefit of environmental managers on campus and beyond.