Portugal (Baixo Alentejo)
Local knowledge | Empirical classifications | Predator conservation | Iberian Lynx
PhD thesis “Among Predators”: Relating with Nature and the reintroduction of the Iberian lynx. As a researcher: 1) Planning and technical supervision of social survey for rewilding Portugal for WOLFLUX (LIFE project) and Endangered Landscape Scaling project (2019-2024). 2) Organization and participation in the CRIA project “Evaluation of social attitudes of the population in areas of lynx reintroduction and determination of key themes in the Portuguese territory” (2014-15) supported by Associação Iberlinx and LIFE Program. Biologist at the Department of Biodiversity Conservation (Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests): 1) Conception and authorship of texts and multimedia, “Sharing Territories: The Return of the Iberian lynx”, permanent exhibition, Guadiana Natural Park, 2018 (LIFE programme). 2) Responsible for contents of communication plan, website updates and press releases concerning Iberian Lynx reintroduction in Portugal during LIFE-Iberlince (2012-2019). 3) Vice-chair of G-BIKE (COST project: Genomic Biodiversity Knowledge for Resilient Ecosystems), one of the aims of which is to connect stakeholders in conservation and genetics researchers through networking and training opportunities. 4) Collaboration with the awareness campaign of the ProLynx INTERREG project, supervising and planning a new exhibition. Collection of local testimonies and memories of predators on film.