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Internships in Baja Peninsula

When a place has earned its spot on Forbes Top Places to Travel in 2019, you know it’s good. The Baja California Peninsula has clear blue waters, fresh design, and seriously good guacamole.

Due to the current climate change crisis, there is an important need to articulate a more synergic and cost-effective suit of bio-indicator species to improve management and conservation of the inshore/coastal habitat. Marine Megafauna (Whales, Dolphins, Sharks, Sea-Turtles and Sea-birds) are key component of the marine biodiversity and important resources for ecotourism in many complex coastal habitats. On this internship you can expect to collaborate with key local initiatives in the form of research-conservation projects in Baja California Peninsula, into one major research conservation program “Behavioral ecology of Marine Megafauna in Baja Peninsula.

This is an idyllic place to spend 4 to 12 weeks surrounded by blue skies, crystal waters, dolphins and whale sharks.

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Lenin Oviedo

“Lenin is a marine scientist with expertise in the behavioral ecology of odontocete cetaceans. His doctoral dissertation was based on an extensive research of over 10 years on sympatric ecology of inshore bottlenose dolphins and coastal pantropical spotted dolphin in Golfo Dulce (a beautiful tropical fjord) and off Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. He works on dolphins’ population demography and connectivity to understand resilience in a changing marine-coastal habitat, including both well preserved and urbanized seascapes. He is currently the coordinator of the Project “Behavioral Ecology of Marine Megafauna in Baja Peninsula: Understanding the effects of climate change. His research interest is focus on the behavioral ecology of marine predators including the elements associated with demography and socio-ecology. He aims to produce a sound knowledge-base to guide management and conservation of the inshore-coastal environment, under the precautionary principle, which implies not to act upon the emergency, but when the state of resources is in good shape and work to preserve the good condition status. “