Carlos has worked on sea turtle conservation and research in Michoacán, México, since 1988. He worked in the binational Mexico-USA Kemp’s Ridley recovery project in Rancho Nuevo, Tamaulipas (1991-1998). His main line of research is sea turtles’ reproductive ecology. He is currently the coordinator of the project for the recovery of sea turtle populations on the coast of Michoacán. He also works with the indigenous communities of Colola and Maruata on the Blackturtle project and with the El Farito community in the Mexiquillo Sanctuary on the leatherback turtle project. He is a Professor and researcher at the Department of Marine and Coastal Ecology of the Natural Resources Research Institute of the Michoacan University.