Iberá Project Staff

General Coordination CLT Argentina

 

Sofia Heinonen – Biologist
Integrates the directory of CLT Argentina and directs the Iberá Wetland project since early 2005. Sofia has settled with her two children in Rincon del Socorro farm. Previously and during 15 years she worked in the National Parks Service based in Iguazu in the management of Argentina’s northeast Parks, and in national NGOs for defending protected areas and endangered species.

Responsible of Southern Reserves and Infrastructure

 

Fernando Sosa – Pilot
Commercial pilot and flight instructor. He is in charge of the administration and logistics for all our reserves. His contribution towards the aesthetics and maintenance on all our reserves is most appreciated by all team members, as well as his skills to pilot airplanes, which are of critical help for wildlife monitoring on the field.

Rewilding Coordinator

 

Sebastián Di Martino – Biologist, Master in Protected Natural Spaces
Sebastián is in charge of coordinating the reintroduction of extirpated species in Iberá since 2016. Before this, he had worked for 19 years for the provincial government of Neuquén in Argentinean Patagonia in the management of protected areas. He also worked for the WCS with landscape species in the province of San Juan and for the administration of National Parks in the development of management plans and monitoring of conservation units.

Public Relations Programme in Corrientes

 

Marisi López – Director of the Iberá Project
Coordinator of the Scenic Route Project and Public Accesses of Iberá Natural Reserve. She is also responsible of the project’s institutional relations. Previously, she has worked in different consultancies on public relations in Buenos Aires and as event’s organizer, where she has acquired a wide experience.

Media and Communication

 

Marian Labourt – Media and Communication
In charge of CLT Press and Communication Area. She has an original background with a bachelors in systems, and later specialized in press through the experience gained in companies, institutions and editorials. She constantly works with journalists and other people contributing to the broadcast Iberá.

Land and Legal Issues Programme

 

Teresita María Iturralde – Lawyer
Teresita is specialist in environmental rights and coursed studies on politics and environmental management in Sweden: she is currently doing her PhD in Political Sciences. She has worked in several legal projects and also worked in law research. She has been working for CLT since mid of 2014.

Administration Direction

 

Laura Fernández – Public Accountant
Board member of CLTA and Financial responsible for Tompkins Conservation activities in Argentina since November 2002. Previously, she has worked during nine years as a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers as Audit manager and involved on fusion and economical groups acquisitions. Previously she worked in accounting firms and family businesses.

Wildlife Veterinarian

 

Jorge Peña Martínez – Veterinary
Jorge has worked at CLT since 2013. He is the veterinarian responsible for wildlife individuals entering the quarantine facilities of Paso de la Patria and the animals released in San Alonso, Cambyretá and San Nicolás.

Veterinarian Coordinator

 

Gustavo Solis – Veterinary
Gustavo has been working at CLT since 2005. He is responsible for the entry of individuals to the reintroduction projects, maintaining a wide network of contacts that include wildlife authorities, zoos and rescue centers.

Veterinarian

 

Ana Carolina Rosas - Veterinary
Carito has been working at CLT since 2015. She is the veterinarian responsible for wildlife individuals that entered the quarantine of San Cayetano and the animals that are released at Rincón del Socorro and Carambola.

Responsible of the Anteater Quarantine and Rescue Centre

 

Alicia Delgado – Biologist
Alicia has been working at CLT since 2006. She is responsible for the management of the jaguar and tapir quarantine, and the Giant anteater Rescue Center located in San Cayetano.

Biologist

 

Talía Zamboni - Biologist
Talía has been working at CLT since 2015. She is responsible for planning and writing reintroduction projects in Iberá, as well as writing technical projects and progress reports of the projects.

Iberá Training Centre Coordinator

 

Valeria Francisco – Master in Marine Biology and professor of Biological Sciences
She coordinates the Iberá Centre for Leadership of Biodiversity Conservation which, through intensive courses and internships, aims to train young people and professionals in large ecosystem restoration and conservation. Previously, she had experience in management of joint programs between secondary and university education at the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires and also worked for five years in tropical marine biology research in Panama and Colombia.

Responsible of Public Use of Northern Reserves

 

Hada Irastorza – Cultural Manager
Cultural Manager with training in plastic arts. Coordinates the public use of CLT reserves and cultural activities of Iberá. She has experience in cultural management in the province of Corrientes, and in the conceptualization and implementation of touristic experiences and on small hotels setting with local identity in north-eastern Argentina.

Logistics and operations of wildlife reintroduction projects

 

Juan Pablo Vallejos – Veterinary student
Juan Pablo has been working at CLT since 2017. He is responsible for the transport of animals and the construction of pens for reintroduction projects.

Care of the quarantined animals and the Anteater Rescue Center in San Cayetano

 

Giselda Fernández
Guichi has been working at CLT since 2006. She is responsible for the care of the jaguar and tapir individuals in the San Cayetano quarantine and the giant anteater orphans of the Anteater Rescue Center.

Care of the quarantined animals and the Anteater Rescue Center in San Cayetano

 

Rogelio Fernández
He is responsible for the care of the giant anteater orphans of the Anteater Rescue Center.

Quarantine and Green-winged Macaw Training Center in Paso de la Patria

 

Elena Martín
Elena works at CLT since 2018. She is responsible for the management of the quarantine of peccaries and macaws, and the Macaw Training Center in Paso de la Patria.

Quarantine and Green-winged Macaw Training Center in Paso de la Patria

 

Florencia Donari- Veterinary
Florencia has been working at CLT since 2018. She is responsible for the care of green winged macaws and collared peccaries in the quarantine of Paso de la Patria.

Wildlife reintroduction projects in San Alonso

 

Natalia Mufato- Biologist
Natalia has been working at CLT since 2017. She is responsible for the management of reintroduction projects for the pampas deer, giant anteater, collared peccary and jaguar in San Alonso. Also of the control of exotic fauna and flora.

Management of jaguars in the Jaguar Reintroduction Center in San Alonso

 

Nicolás Carro- Biologist
Nicolás has been working at CLT since 2016. He is responsible for the daily care and management of the breeder jaguars at the Jaguar Reintroduction Center in San Alonso, as well as the maintenance of the facilities.

Monitoring of reintroduced species in San Alonso

 

Camila Vallejos- Park ranger
Camila has been working at CLT since 2016. She is responsible for the monitoring and management of the reintroduced individuals of pampas deer, anteater and peccary in San Alonso.

Monitoring of reintroduced species in San Alonso

 

Matías Greco- Veterinarian
Matías has been working at CLT since 2019. He is responsible for the monitoring and management of the animals that will be included in the giant otter reintroduction project in San Alonso.

Wildlife reintroduction projects in Rincón de Socorro

 

Magalí Longo- Degree in Natural Resources
Magalí has ​​been working at CLT since 2016. She is responsible for the management of reintroduction projects for the pampas deer, giant anteater, collared peccary, tapir and red legged seriema in Rincón del Socorro. Also, of the control of exotic fauna and flora.

Monitoring of reintroduced species in Rincón del Socorro

 

Giuliano Pesci- Biologist
Giuliano has been working at CLT since 2018. He is responsible for the monitoring and management of the reintroduced pampas deer, anteaters, peccaries, tapirs and red legged seriemas.

Monitoring of reintroduced species in Rincón del Socorro.

 

Augusto Distel- Naturalist
Augusto has been working at CLT since 2018. He is responsible for the monitoring and management of reintroduced pampas deer, anteaters, peccaries, tapirs and red legged seriemas in Rincón del Socorro.

Control of exotic flora in Rincón del Socorro

 

Salvador Romero
Salvador has been working at CLT since 2019. He is responsible for controlling exotic flora in Rincón del Socorro and assisting in the completion of prescribed burns.

Control of exotic fauna in Rincón del Socorro

 

Ariel Rodríguez
Ariel has been working at CLT since 2007. He is responsible for the control of exotic fauna such as cimarrones and axis deer in Rincon del Socorro and to assist in the accomplishment of prescribed burns.

Wildlife reintroduction projects in Cambyretá

 

Alejandro Benítez- Naturalist
Alejandro has been working at CLT since 2017. He is responsible for the management of the green-winged macaw reintroduction project in Cambyretá.

Monitoring of reintroduced species in Cambyretá

 

Marianela Masat- Licensed in natural resources
Mane has been working at CLT since 2014. She is responsible for monitoring the reintroduced green-winged macaws in Cambyretá.

Wildlife reintroduction projects in San Nicolás

 

Héctor Ortíz
Héctor has been working at CLT since 2013. He is responsible for the management of the reintroduction project of the collared peccary and giant anteater in San Nicolás.

Wildlife reintroduction projects in Carambola

 

Fabián Yablonsky- Park ranger
Fabián has been working at CLT since 2017. He is responsible for the management of the reintroduction project of collared peccary and giant anteater in Carambola. Also of the control of exotic fauna and flora.

Control of exotic fauna and flora in Carambola

 

Pedro Leiva
Pedro has been working at CLT since 2013. He is responsible for the control of exotic fauna and flora in Carambola and for assisting in carrying out prescribed burns.

Control of exotic fauna and flora in Carambola

 

Federico Fernández
Federico has been working at CLT since 2018. He is responsible for the control of exotic fauna and flora in Carambola and for assisting in carrying out prescribed burns.