Staff

Staff

Rivas
Administrative Assistant
Rivas serves as Administrative Assistant at WCS.
Rosa Vento
Specialist. Wildlife Trafficking and Health Initiative
Rosa studied Biology at the Ricardo Palma University and studied postgraduate studies in Natural Resource Conservation at the National Agrarian University of La Molina. Is currently studying Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management at the National University of San Marcos. He worked as a specialist in wildlife in INRENA and in management of threatened species in the Ministry of Agriculture. He was CITES Management Authority and was in charge of the implementation of the Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species - CMS, in the National Forestry and Wildlife Service until 2016. In 2017, he joined WCS to work on the Initiative on Wildlife Trafficking and Health. Their interests are related to the conservation of species.
Willy Maldonado
Coordinator, Puno
Willy studied biology at the Universidad Nacional del Altiplano, he has a master's degree in ecology and is currently conducting a study in three landscapes species in the Bahuaja - Sonene National Park for getting his Doctor degree. His work experience is linked to the management and conservation of biodiversity, improving human capabilities, development of bio-based lines, environmental education, environmental management and the development of environmental projects; as well as, teaching at the graduate level. His interests are linked to conservation biology, ecosystem restoration and conservation management.
Yovana Murillo
Field Veterinarian

Yovana is a veterinarian graduated from Alas Peruanas University in 2004. She also received diplomacy in Wildlife Management and Conservation at the Major National University of San Marcos in 2010 in Lima, Peru. She has worked in various clinics with exotic animals and has elaborated management plans and master plans of fauna ex-situ, including for the establishment of rescue centers set up to take care of confiscated wild animals from illegal trade. In 2012, she joined WCS to work in the Wildlife Health and Policy program, for the PREDICT project – part of USAID’s Program on “Emerging Pandemic Threats”. In 2015 she assumed the leadership of WCS's wildlife trafficking and health initiative in Peru, where she coordinated and executed wildlife trafficking combat projects under the funding of U.S. Department of State implementing agencies such as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). Since the end of 2019, she is the coordinator for wildlife trafficking issues in the Andes Amazon region of WCS, which includes Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Brazil, leading the Alliance for Wildlife and Forests, a regional action initiative developed under the support of the European Union. She is a member of diffent organizations as the Global Initiative Network Experts, Wildlife Disease Association (WDA), Peruvian Veterinarian Association (APEFEVAS) and Pacific Sea Bird Group (PSG).

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