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horacio bárcenas 

He was born in Mexico City and from an early age had a great interest in wildlife, so he studied biology, began his biology career at the FES Iztacala and concluded in the Faculty of Sciences with topics related to genetics. He later completed his master's degree in environmental biology at the Institute of Ecology at UNAM. His main passion is wildlife conservation, topics that he is currently working on. Since 2005 he has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Sciences, UNAM where he has taught courses in Genetics I and Diversity, conservation and use of wildlife. In 2006 he obtained the Latin American Student Field Research Award from the American Society of Mammalogists, with which he became involved in conservation projects of priority species such as the jaguar, tapir, white-lipped peccary, and prairie dogs, to mention a few that he is still working on. Another of his passions are wildlife monitoring with camera traps, with which he has conducted several studies in a large number of sites in Mexico. Since 2011 he has been involved in community science projects in different regions of Mexico such as Chimalapas, Oaxaca; San Ignacio, Sinaloa de Leyva, El Fuerte and other regions in Sinaloa, with which he has collaborated with various civil associations and government agencies such as CONABIO, CONANP and DGVS.

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