Arturo Muñoz is a biologist with a PhD in the foraging strategies and nutrition of the Lake Titicaca Frog. He began working with amphibians and reptiles in 1998. Arturo founded the Bolivian Amphibian Initiative in 2007 and is now working to enable collaboration of projects for the benefit of amphibian conservation. Arturo was awarded the Sabin Amphibian Conservation Prize in 2015.
Gabriel Callapa is a biologist, passionate about the research and conservation of Bolivian amphibians and reptiles. He began working with amphibians in 2011. Gabriel has skills in the areas of research, education, captive breeding and scientific collections.
Dan Lay is a herpetologist specialising in the captive breeding of endangered species. He has worked professionally on projects on five continents. Dan has qualifications in Management and Leadership (Chartered Managers Institute) and Facilitation and Communication Skills (Conservation Planning Specialist Group). He is experienced in finding and documenting rare and endangered species in the wild and first began searching for frogs, toads and newts as a one-year old!
Patricia Mendoza-Miranda is a biologist and MSc in water resources. She has experience in the captive breeding of species in the Telmatobius genus. Patricia also has experience in amphibian conservation education as well as working with endangered species in the field and conservation research and says that working with amphibians is the main passion in her life.
Jaime Salamanca is an environmental scientist with a keen interest in human-wildlife relations. Jaime has been working with amphibian conservation education and ecotourism with the Lake Titicaca Frog (Telmatobius culeus) for more than five years.
Rene del Carpio is a biologist who has been working with amphibians and reptiles for several years. He has developed experience working in amphibian research and conservation and has being monitoring different species of threatened amphibians for a number of years, with a focus on the species from the mountain cloud-forests of Bolivia.
Carol Ballesteros is a young and enthusiastic conservationist. Carol has been working to support the monitoring of the Titicaca Water Frog and using her skills in social comunication and art to work with local communities, engaging them in the conservation of endangered amphibians.
Though trained as a engineer, Omar's love for amphibians has made him one of the most active people in urban amphibian conservation in Bolivia. His love for amphibians and their conservation has seen him creating habitats, not only for amphibians, but for biodiversity in general. His passion has also been reflected in his work with media design and illustration of amphibians, which have been used for education and conservation activities, not only in Bolivia, but internationally.
Felipe Téllez is a biology student and early-stage amphibian conservationist. He has being working with amphibians in Sucre city and its surroundings. Felipe's current work involves activities such as monitoring, education and conservation of the Sucre Water Frog (Telmatobius simonsi). He is a very enthusiastic student, with a lot of potential.
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