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Luis F. Aguirre

Researcher & Professor at the Center for Biodiversity and Genetics at Universidad Mayor de San Simon
Member, EcoHealth Alliance Global Conservation Program

Luis F. Aguirre

Dr. Luis F. Aguirre, together with M. Isabel Galarza, is co-coordinator for the Bolivian Bat Conservation Program of BIOTA (one of the four major programs at Centro de Estudios en Biologia Teorica y Aplicada, BIOTA).
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From Bangladesh to Brazil, experience what it’s like to rescue sea turtles off the coast of Mexico or trudge through tropical rainforests searching for the next emerging deadly disease. EcoHealth Alliance scientists give you a snapshot from the field and personal accounts of conservation projects like these from around the world.

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What I did on my summer vacation!

Posted by on August 1, 2014

The two goals of my project are to study the abundance of endangered wild orangutans in different habitat gradients and survey for the prevalence of viruses and parasites.

Dusk to Dawn

Posted by on July 24, 2014

EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Interns blog about their experience.

Bem-vindo ao Brasil

Posted by on May 16, 2014

All of these experiences - and many others - brought me to this opportunity: working on Dengue Fever in Recife, Brazil through the EcoHealth Net Research Exchange Program!

Why wildlife health is important for conservation

Posted by Catherine Machalaba on December 3, 2013

Wildlife health is an important and growing, yet often overlooked, component of the conservation of wild species. Just like humans and domestic animals, wildlife are susceptible to intra- and inter-species diseases that can cause morbidity (the number of individuals in poor health in a given time period) and mortality.

This Halloween: Bats Beware

Posted by William "Billy" Karesh on October 25, 2013

The solution to preventing these diseases and ones we have yet to discover is to reduce our impact on wild places and protect bats from disturbance, hunting and misguided persecution.

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