PhD. Abel Batista
A biologist by profession and nature lover. With 15 years of field experience in Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia, has conducted several studies of wildlife rescue, monitoring and research. As a birder, he has led groups for several years during Christmas Bird Counts (in western Panama) of the Audubon Society, Panama. He has completed graduate studies at the University of Bogota, Colombia Andes and PhD at the Senckenberg Institute (in association with the Goethe University), Frankfurt, Germany, both focused on the study of amphibians and reptiles of Panama. His main interest is bioacoustics, interaction between anuran communities, biogeography and taxonomy of amphibians of Panama.
Lic. Madian Pamela Miranda
Biologist by profession and nature lover. With 4 years of field experience in Panama. He has joined Los Naturalistas team recently. She is passionate about amphibians and reptiles and has collaborated on various amphibian and reptile monitoring and conservation projects. Pamela obtained her degree at the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí, where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Biology. She currently participates in environmental consulting projects, expeditions and other conservation projects.
Young enthusiast, lover of biodiversity and conservation, she works her thesis on the preference of the habitat of the de Pirre Arrequin frog (Atelopus glyphus) in Darién. Currenly working on an environmental education project with the neighboring communities of Cerro Pirre, a study site where inhabits this endemic species of Panama, creating awareness among the inhabitants for the conservation of this frog. She has collaborated for 3 years in different herpetofauna monitoring projects and environmental impact studies.
Lic. Orlando Ariel Garcés R.
Bachelor of Biology with Orientation in Animal Biology, areas of interest are herpetology, conservation, taxonomy, exploration and photography. He is currently a member of the Mesoamerican and Caribbean Network for the Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles and the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation, Panama. Experience in monitoring amphibians and reptiles, conservation and management of amphibians in captivity.
Rogemif Daniel Fuentes Magallón
zoologist passionate about nature and Neotropical Herpetology, graduated from the University of Panama. His interests lie in research, wildlife rescue and conservation, and he currently collaborates in some research involving amphibians and snakes, actively participating in rescue and wildlife relocation projects throughout the country.
Rogemif has previously worked with anurans, crocodiles and collaborated in research with other groups such as scorpions.