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Fernando Garza Larracilla
Fernando Garza Larracilla

From a very young age, Fernando has been passionate about nature and its conservation. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS), obtaining a Bachelor’s in Marine Biology. His work experience started in 2014 in the Todo Santos B.C.S. turtle protection camp. He has collaborated in various projects within the Sea Turtle Health Project at the Oceanography Laboratory of the UABCS; and feeding and nesting zones (Cabo Pulmo National Park, Holy Spirit Archipelago, Guerrero Negro). In 2018, he started working for the Sudcalifornian Association for the Protection of the Environment and the Sea Turtle, AC (ASUMPMATOMA, AC). He is currently working on two projects: KAHAL Bajasur, environmental education and scientific communication on various marine topics, and Biotropical Institute on conservation topics and sea turtles protection.

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The Eastern Pacific Leatherback Turtle Conservation Network started in 2012 when over thirty researchers, NGOs, and regional experts came together to develop an action plan to stabilize and restore the leatherback turtle population in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.