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​Velma licón

She studied a Bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of Sonora. During her studies, she volunteered with various NGOs, such as Sky Island Alliance and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, focusing on the conservation of pollinators like the monarch butterfly.

Her academic interests are centered on the ecology and conservation of wild mammals, using camera traps and tracking for monitoring. She has been awarded for leading conservation projects, such as the Sonoran Citizen Projects Fund for Environmental Protection granted by the Sonoran Commission of Ecology and Sustainable Development (CEDES), as well as winning The Pollination Project. She was also the recipient of the 2022 State Youth Prize in the category of Animal Protection.

Currently, she works on data analysis and databases through camera trapping for the Ecology and Conservation of the Jaguar Project. Her short and medium-term goal is to focus on the ecology and conservation studies of medium and large mammal populations.


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