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Laura Prosdocimi
Laura Prosdocimi

Laura has a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Population Genetics of Sea Turtles. Since 2003, she has been working on research and conservation of sea turtles in the Southwestern Atlantic in Argentina. Her research interests include Ecology, Behavior, Dynamics and Population Genetics, Biogeography, Biology of Endangered Species, and Conservation and Field Biology. She is currently developing a project to estimate the density of sea turtles in the waters of Argentina and Uruguay, along with the organization Karumbé. Also, since 2003, she has been the representative of Argentina in the group of Sea Turtle Specialists of the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean (Red ASO-Tortugas); and a member of the IUCN-SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group. She has been a member of the International Sea Turtle Society’s Executive Committee since 2015. In 2013, she started working for the Undersecretary of Fisheries of the Nation (Argentina) as a Coordinator of the Fisheries Management Team. Some of her main activities are assisting in all matters relating to national action plans to reduce the interactions with seabirds, marine mammals, sea turtles, and chondrichthyan within ecosystem management of fisheries; and getting involved in all matters relating to fisheries management of the principal commercial species.

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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.