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​Velma licón

Graduated with a degree in Biology from the University of Sonora. During her studies she participated as a volunteer in different NGOs, such as Sky Island Alliance and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, focusing on the conservation of pollinators such as the monarch butterfly. 
Her academic interests are focused on the ecology and conservation of wild mammals through camera trap monitoring and tracking.
She is in charge of the Wildlife Monitoring Program in Sonora, which has won the Fund to Support Sonora Citizen Projects for Environmental Protection granted by the Commission for Ecology and Sustainable Development of the State of Sonora (CEDES), as well as The Pollination Project. She was winner of the State Youth Award 2022 in the category: Animal Protection. 

She is currently working on the analysis and photo-trapping databases of the Jaguar Ecology and Conservation Project. His short and medium term objective is to focus on ecology and conservation studies of medium and large mammal populations.


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