DIRECTING BODY

Dr. Richard E. Bodmer

president, carried out his undergraduate studies in Ecology, Ethology and Evolution at the University of Illinois, USA, and received a masters degree in Biology from the same university. He undertook a PhD in Zoology at the University of Cambridge, UK. After 25 years of work in the management and conservation of wildlife in the Peruvian Amazona of Loreto the Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana (UNAP) awarded Richard with an honorary doctorate, on top of other awards given by other international institutions. He is a member of numerous conservation organisations that are known and respected internationally. He has extensive professional experience in research into ecology and wildlife population dynamics in the Amazon of Peru and Brazil, the results of which can be found in an abundance of literature, including books, journals, brochure and manuals, among other documents. Today, Richard is dedicated to finding real solutions to the conservation of Amazonian forests, with an emphasis on protected areas such as the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, which he has been helping to conserve since 1990.

Blgo. Tula Fang

MSc., vice-president, received a bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from the Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana, Iquitos, and a masters degree from the University of Kent, UK. Her initial research focused on the ecology of primates, but later was orientated towards initiatives for the management and conservation of wildlife in Northeastern Peru and the implementation of conservation programmes in diverse areas of the Peruvian Amazon. Tula is co-responsible for the peccary pelt certification programme in Peru, which involves the Peruvian government, CITES and a number of NGOs. Since the mid 90s, Tula has been dedicated to the community-based conservation of wildlife in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Today, she continues to conduct the project on the certification of peccary pelts in communities situated in the buffer zone of the reserve, as well as a pilot project on turtle certification.

Blgo. Pablo Puertas

MSc., received a bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from the Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana (UNAP), Iquitos, and a masters degree in Ecology and Conservation of Wildlife from the University of Florida, USA. For 11 years Pablo worked as a research fellow in the Faculty of Biological Sciences and was affiliated with the Veterinary Institute of Tropical and Altitude Research at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. For 2 years he collaborated in the coordination of conservation as well as directing the Integral Programme for Developement and Conservation Pacaya-Samiria (WWF-AIF/DK), designing and implementing management plans for natural resources with local communities, with an emphasis on the management of paiche, the agauje palm and other wildlife, which continue in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve to this day. For 2 years Pablo was employed as the coordinator the Wildlife Concservation Society(WCS/Programa Loreto). In merit to over 20 years of work on the management of wildlife with local people Pablo was elected president for the Management Committee of the reserve in February 2005, and was relected in 2007. The work carried out in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve aims to highlight the benefits of the reserve and to help demonstrate the role of this important protected area. His participation in the conservation and management of wildlife in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve dates back to 1985 when he began evaluations into primate populations.

 

C.P.C Oscar Fang

received a bachelors degree in Accounting Sciences from the Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana (UNAP). He gained many years of work experience as Accounting Assistant for the business LAZARO, whose field is Commerce and Services. While a working member of the Order of the School of Public Accountants of Loreto Oscar acted as the Public Collegiate Accountant. Today Oscar lends his services as Administrator to the firm AMAZONECO EIRL, who provide logistical support for projects related to conservation and scientific research in the Peruvian Amazon. He also provides accounting and adminstrative advice for FUNDACION LATINOAMERICANA PARA EL TROPICO AMAZONICO-FUNDAMAZONIA, whose aim is sustainable development and the conservation of flora, fauna and the environment in the Amazon.

Dr. Pedro Mayor

is a licenced veterinarian and doctor from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. He has a degeree in Ex Situ Wildlife Management and a masters in Public Management and Sustainable Development. He is a titled professor in the Department of Animal Health and Anatomy of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His research in the field of biology and the conservation and management of wildlife is focused primarily on the reproduction and anatomy of mammals and birds, the development of sustainability models for subsistence hunting, zoonosis, the sustainable use of natural resources and production strategies for rural Amazonians. Pedro has been involved in the coordination and development of a number of research projects and has experience in the organization of courses and training programmes, workshops, academic courses and extension services for rural communities. Pedro's current vision is to establish conservation stategies for ecosystems by improving the quality of live for the local people.He is a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commision for Pigs, Peccaries and Hippos Specialist Group.

Blgo. Miguel Antúnez Correa

is a biologist with a masters in Ecology and Sustainable Development and a specialist in wildlife management. For 12 years Miguel has been actively participating in research and the conservation of wildlife. He is also involved in GIS mapping and data analysis. He is responsable for the field data gathered during projects undertaking by FundAmazonia, which includes compiling and analysing biological information on indicator and key species for wildlife conservation. Miguel also offers technical assistance to the authorities and management groups of protected areas in order to facilitiate training, incorporate the impacts of climate change, understand wildlife population dynamics and promote community-based conservation, among other conservation activities. He is co-author of many publications related to the management and conservation of Amazonian widldlife.

 

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