Luis Hernández

Working as a forest guard for our Colombian partner Fundación ProAves in El Paujil Nature Reserve since 2007, Luis is strongly committed to biodiversity conservation. With his extensive experience monitoring birds, Luis installs and oversees artificial nests, handles camera traps and contributes to the overall management of the protected area.

In 2009, Luis participated in the discovery of the critically endangered Antioquia Antpitta, a new bird species for science, and has been the primary contributor of population-based information for the Rusty-faced Parrot. In 2014, he assumed a new position as chief forester of El Paujil Nature Reserve and currently directs the entire team of forest guards there. Luis’s dedicated work is vital for many endangered species including the Spectacled Bear, Lowland Tapir and Blue-billed Curassow.

“I am proud to be part of the ProAves team, working for the conservation of birds in Paujil Nature Reserve. I enjoy working with other forest guards in the reserve and instilling in them a sense of respect and admiration for the nature that surrounds us.”

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