Thursday, August 11, 2011

Welcome to new Thailand Consortium Manager Dr. Fernando Najera!

The Thailand Clouded Leopard Consortium recently welcomed a new project manager, Dr. Fernando Najera.  Fernando is a veterinarian, receiving his degree in 2001. After dedicating five years to the medicine of cats and dogs, in 2006 he began to work for wild animals. He has been a veterinarian for two zoological institutions in Spain and lived in Ecuador for almost one year where he served as a vet for two different wildlife rescue centers and helped fight the illegal wildlife trade. In Borneo he collaborated with The Bornean Clouded Leopard Programme in conducting research in the field and now serves as the veterinary advisor for the project. While in Borneo he fell in love with the Sunda Clouded Leopard’s ecology and biology. After working on other projects in Costa Rica and in zoos in the United States, Fernando moved to Thailand where he’s now happily working for the clouded leopard in the Thailand Clouded Leopard Consortium and gets to enjoy the clouded leopards on a daily basis!