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Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta  

Director, Water and Wetlands Program , Pronatura Noroeste

Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta is the Director of the Water and Wetlands Program for Pronatura Noroeste and is in charge of the office in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora. He obtained his Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Arizona and his B.Sc. in Biochemical Engineering and Marine Sciences from ITESM (Monterrey Institute of Technology) Guaymas campus. Huerta has been working in multiple conservation and research projects in northwestern Mexico since 1997, in particular in riparian and wetland areas of the Sonoran Desert, first with the Center for Conservation and Use of Natural Resources of ITESM Guaymas campus, then with the School of Natural Resources of the University of Arizona and finally with Pronatura Noroeste. Some of his recent activities include the evaluation and recovery of endangered species, the implementation of community-based restoration projects and the creation of partnerships with governments and communities for the conservation of nature. Recently, he has been leading the efforts to restore the Colorado River delta, including the implementation of strategies to restore river flows and activities to recover native riparian vegetation.

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