She has moved up the career ladder from intern to senior policy officer. Now Sonia Peña at the International Union For Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is crafting the important messages to influence governments all over the world to take action to conserve our precious planet. ”We are realizing that we are losing many more species than we anticipated in the past. The rate of biodiversity loss is accelerating really enormously. We need to do something and we need to do it quickly, if not we are going to lose it all”, Sonia says.