J. Antonio de la Torre
Post Doctoral Fellowship
Mexican researcher and conservationist with more than 15 years of experience working with mammals, especially with carnivores. He did his PhD studying jaguars’ movements in the tropical forests of southern Mexico, and developing regional and continental strategies to conserve the remaining populations of this species, as well. Further, he had also coordinated other research and conservation projects with other emblematic species such as white-lipped peccaries and Baird’s tapirs. Currently he coordinates two long term monitoring programs in south Mexico, which are focused in measure the effectiveness of conservation strategies at local and regional scales, using camera traps and involving actively people of the local communities, and he also coordinates a project will rely in community outreach to promote coexistence between the local people and jaguars who share the habitat in the tropical forest of southern Mexico. His work with MEME is study the movement decision of elephants tracked with GPS radio-telemetry to design robust strategy for maintain the connectivity of elephants’ population in Peninsular Malaysia under Central Forest Spine master plan context.