AWÁ Science & Conservation
Veterinarian, M.Sc.(c) on Conservation Medicine, Ecosystemic Health emphasis
I’m a peruvian wildlife veterinarian passionate for nature, and for the understanding of the human relationships with it. Following the dream of being a veterinarian and using my career and skills for working towards wildlife conservation.
I have followed studies on conservation medicine and wildlife health, and participated on several research and conservation projects on free ranging wildlife. Member of the Center for Ornitology and Biodiversity, director of the Proyecto Huangana, a research focused on the study of agents with the potential to threaten whitelipped-peccary populations in the Peruvian Amazon, Co-Founder and Vicepresident of Awá Science & Conservation, where direct the Costarrican urban avian ecology project.
Colaborating with different conservation projects close to local communities, have gave me the chance of learning the importance of understanding the perspeceptions that drive attitudes towards wildlife on different escenarios; and the enormous opportunity to learn from people at native communities about the respect, values and traditional uses that outline the relationships between humans and their environment.
In Awá, I’m interested in studying the effects of urbanization and changes in land use on the health of wildlife populations; the development of initiatives to prevent the transmission of diseases between humans, domestic and wild animals; creating a plataform to integrate students on research initiatives, and for sharing scientific information with general public on a friendly manner.
I enjoy teaching and sharing experiences with students and colleagues, and promote them to start a carrear related to wildlife conservation. Believe on the importance of considering human related aspects to pursue real conservation, as well as the importance to share scientific information, and the whys and hows of the projects to people that may benefit from conservation initiatives and to general public on a participatory way.