Livio Cornelio Sánchez Gaona

Cornelio Sanchez has been working for Fundación Jocotoco for 12 years. He is from the Macará Canton province of Loja, where his project is located. His daily activities include seed collection, monitoring tree nurseries, and forest maintenance. His expectation of Fundación Jocotoco is that it will continue to grow. His favorite tree is the Guayacan.

Francisco Melecio Chuquiguanca Sánchez

Francisco, nicknamed Pancho, started working for Fundación Jocotoco more than 12 years ago.
He works in the “Restoration Program”, specifically in the Jorupe Reserve located in the Macará Canton province of Loja. He is in charge of the installation of forest nurseries for the production of native species, and the maintenance of the forest. His favorite tree is the Guayacan.

Claudio Enrique Calle Calle

Enrique Calle has been working in the Yunguilla reserve since August 2001. He carries out trail maintenance activities, feeds the Atlapetes, and guides tourists. He also focuses on maintenance work, as well as patrols. His favorite bird is the Cabecipalido matorralero.

Vicente Nicola Mendoza Iñiguez

Vicente Mendoza, ranger of the Tapichalaca Reserve, started working for Fundación Jocotoco in January of 1999 helping to build trails. He is happy to work for Fundación Jocotoco and to be able to help conservation. He likes to monitor birds, take photographs, and feed the Jocotoco. He has recently implemented a chestnut naped antpitta feeder. His favorite bird is the Jocotoco.

Diego Wulfrido Velásquez Zumba

Diego Velásquez, Park Keeper of the Tapichalaca Reserve, started working for Fundación Jocotoco in August 2008. He collaborated in monitoring the Black-breasted Puffleg in Yanacocha and Piñan. He is happy to work for Fundación Jocotoco and to be able to help conservation. Diego monitors birds, takes pictures, and feeds the Jocotoco. His favorite bird species is the buff bellied tanager.

Holger Félix Sánchez Gaona

Holger Sanchez started working for Fundación Jocotoco approximately 12 years ago. He works in the habitat restoration project, specifically in the Jorupe Reserve located in the Macará Canton province of Loja of which he is a native. He works in the production of plants in nurseries and maintaining forests. Holger’s favorite tree is the Higeron.

Hiralal Sardar

Hiralal Sardar is a 51-year old dedicated forest guard who comes from Paschim Kushaha in Sunsari district. He is the sole guardian for protecting the 40-acre Paschim Kusha Biodiversity Sanctuary. Belonging to a humble background without any formal education Mr. Sardar has grown up working as a farm hand on others’ farms and transporting goods by ox cart. However, after being a part of the Koshi Tappu Conservation Project he is very excited to work as a guard and protect the habitat from any human interference. It is his first venture in the conservation field.

Jeki Mamahit

Mr. Jeki Mamahit is a team member at Yayasan Adudu Nantu Internasional (YANI Nantu), with 12 years dedicated field conservation action there. Part of the Nantu Protection Units, Jeki works daily alongside YANI’s partners to protect this globally important rainforest and its remarkable wildlife, patrolling reserve boundaries in remote and challenging terrain.

Jesús Guadalupe Díaz Flores

Jesús is originally from Tempoal Veracruz, Mexico. He is currently involved in monitoring parrots in the project “Protection of parrots in danger of extinction in Mexico” at Rancho Los Colorados.

Sotero Martínez Yáñez

Sotero is from the Ejido Santa Juana, Altamira, Tamaulipas. He is currently monitoring parrots in the project “Protection of parrots in danger of extinction in Mexico” in the Ejido Santa Juana.