Luis Fernando Marin da Fonte

About Luis Fernando Marin da Fonte

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Luis is a Brazilian biologist working on amphibian conservation, research, and education.

He currently acts as Director of Partnerships & Communications at the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), the world’s largest collaborative effort to conserve amphibians, and as Coordinator of the Atelopus Survival Initiative (ASI), a massive collaborative effort to conserve harlequin toads, one of the most threatened group of amphibians on Earth.

In Brazil, Luis is member of the most successful amphibian conservation project in the country, which prevented the construction of a hydropower dam that would have caused the extinction of the Critically Endangered admirable redbelly toad.

He also served for seven years as Program Officer at the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group for Brazil. At the ASA and the ASI, Luis helps to coordinate and promote cooperative efforts for the implementation of collaborative conservation actions that benefit amphibians.

Luis is also interested in increasing diversity in the global conservation network, and through his work strives to make room for people and organisations from underrepresented regions of the world, especially the younger generations of amphibian conservationists.

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Luis Fernando Marin da Fonte

Luis Fernando Marin da Fonte

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Luis is a Brazilian biologist working on amphibian conservation, research, and education. He currently acts as Director of Partnerships & Communications at the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), the world's largest collaborative effort to conserve amphibians, and as Coordinator of the Atelopus Survival Initiative (ASI), a massive collaborative effort to conserve harlequin toads, one of the most threatened group of amphibians on Earth. In Brazil, Luis is member of the most successful amphibian conservation project in the country,