Senior Mesoamerica Associate
MSc. in Conservation and Wildlife Management from Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA)
BSc. in Biology, Universidad de Costa Rica
Esteban is a Costa Rican biologist with over 7 years of wildlife and habitat conservation experience in Central America, South-East Asia and Europe. Esteban is currently Senior Mesoamerica Associate for Re:wild and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Costa Rica Wildlife Foundation. His career has been focused in planning, managing, and implementing community-based conservation and restoration programs.
Esteban has been strategizing along local communities, farmers, and authorities to develop actions and economic activities that allow them to coexist with wildlife and promote the rewilding of the Planet. Esteban has also been biodiversity monitoring consultant for International agencies; is member of the Board of Directors of Osa Conservation; lecturer and thesis mentor at the University of Costa Rica; and deputy of the Costa Rica’s Government National Wildlife Commission. His favorite wild animals are Baird's tapirs, Sumatran rhinos, and Okapis!