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  Patricio Robles Gil
Founder/ Director of Sierra Madre

Patricio Robles Gil is a nature and wildlife photographer who during the past 20 years has traveled throughout four continents to photograph flora and fauna. His interest in wildlife led to the formation of Agrupacion Sierra Madre and Unidos para la Conservacion, conservation organizations dedicated to celebrating and preserving the natural wealth of Mexico. His photographs have appeared in Terre Sauvage, Natural History, International Wildlife, and National Geographic, among others. He has participated as an editor and graphic designer for some ten books on indigenous groups and Mexico's natural and cultural diversity. He is also the co-author of the books "Celebration of the Land: The Last Sanctuaries" (2001), "Celebration of Life: Testimonies of Commitment" as well as "Megadiversity: Earth's Biologically Wealthiest Nations"e and "Hotspots" with Conservation International.

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  Carlos Manterola
General Director of Unidos para la Conservación, A.C.

From 1986 to 1993 he worked for several non-governmental organizations in wildlife conservation projects. In 1994 he entered Unidos para la Conservación, A.C. where he is in charge of recovery and conservation projects of priority species and their habitats. Among the projects he has carried out can be named The Return of the Pronghorn that has made possible the recovery of this species in the state of Coahuila, Mexico where it had gone extinct more than 40 years ago. He is also responsible for the Desert Bighorn Sheep Management and Conservation Project on Tiburón Island in the Gulf of California and the re-populating of other Mexican states with this species. At present, he is in charge of the Jaguar Study and Conservation Project in Mexico.
  Dr. Gerardo Ceballos
Researcher for the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

He has a broad professional experience in the field of ecology and conservation of wild fauna. More than 30 of his works have been published and more than 250 cites of his have appeared in the most renowned journals of the field. He is widely renowned, both in Mexico and internationally, and he is consulted constantly by national and foreign authorities for decision-making related to conservation. He has been member of several national and international associations and committees. His research projects are renowned worldwide and have significantly contributed to reduce the risk of extinction of many species. At present, is the scientist in command of the Jaguar Study and Conservation Project in Mexico.
  Antonio Rivera
Director of Ecosafaris

He began his career as a professional jaguar hunter since he was 16 years old. He has a long and successful in tracking and capturing jaguars and other wild animals. His experience in the field has gained him the acknowledgement/recognition as one of the best experts in capturing jaguars. Since 1995 he has dedicated all his experience and effort to the conservation of the jaguar with very satisfactory results. He is responsible for the tracking and capture of jaguars and pumas in the Jaguar Study and Conservation Project in Mexico.
  Eugenia Pallares
General Director of Agrupación Sierra Madre

She has worked on several editorial works like books, calendars, brochures and other materials. She carries out projects with private companies and conservation organizations. She has published several articles about nature in magazines like National Geographic en Español, Artes de México and Arqueología Mexicana.
  Eduardo Herrera Fernández
Videographer

He has been working in documentaries about Latin America, as director, cinematographer and editor for the past twelve years. He has worked in documentaries such as A Place Called Chiapas, directed by Nettie Wild, from Canada, and Knórosov: The Decifering of the Mayan Script, with Tiahoga Ruge, that recently received many awards at the Festival Pantalla de Cristal 2000 in México City. In 1998, with Sierra Madre, he coproduced the documentary The Return of the Pronghorn. He is committed to shooting other conservation projects in which Unidos para la Conservación A.C is working: Jaguar: Lord of the Mayan Jungle, in southern México; About Black Bears and Calfs, in Coahuila and Texas; and The Big Horn Desert Sheep, from the Tiburón Island proyect supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, and other wildlife conservation stories.

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