I have a MSc in Conservation BIology from the University Complutense of Madrid. I have developed a wide experience both with fauna and flora conservation and performed numerous plant and animal conservation, scientific and technical reports. Also I performed numerous environmental volunteering (>15), both as a volunteer and as a monitor and guide.
Regarding flora Conservation, I have experience in nursery cultivation, propagation, reintroduction, longevity, dendrochronological studies, seed bank conservation, distribution and habitat census. I have directed and executed my own flora conservation projects, especially focused on recovering threatened plants from the Canarian flora. Here I have worked especially with species related to the laurisilva such as Isoplexis chalcantha and Sideritis discolor. During my master’s thesis I was involved in the monitoring and control of a bush Asteraceaea: Vella pseudocytisus subsp. Paui, performing this conservation tasks in some of the classic locations of the species (Villel, Calatayud).
Ragarding fauna conservation, I have experience with surgery and implantation, microchipping, radio tracking, live-trapping, supplementary feeding and hacking techniques. I have been especially linked to conservation projects working with the most threatened mammals in Europe, such as the European mink (Mustela lutreola), the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) and the Cantabrian brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos). These works were performed with several NGOs and conservation agencies. With the University of Ösnabruck (Germany) I performed intensive field work for the recovery and reintroduction of the European mink (Mustela lutreola), the most threatened mammal in Europe. With FAPAS we worked on the conservation of the Cantabrian brown bear habitat (Ursus arctos arctos). With the OANP we worked on the recovery of the habitat of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) in Andújar Natural Park, while in the National Park of Ordesa we worked on supplementary feeding of the lammergeyer (Gypaetus barbatus). In the BRINZAL nocturnal raptor hospital, I developed volunteer tasks with the Iberian nocturnal raptors species. In United Arab Emirates I joined the NARC (National Avian Research Center), the largest conservation project in the world, to work with the Houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata macqueenii), counting and monitoring free-ranging wild birds.