I graduated from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. After graduating, I took a Masters Degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management in ICOMVIS, National University of Costa Rica.
I have worked with an NGO in Iberá wetlands, Argentina, in wildlife recovery. This NGO (The Conservation Land Trust) has already reintroduced several species that had been extinct in the region for the past decades. My grade thesis consisted of population size estimates of pampas deer via Distance Sampling, and my master thesis studied local perception about jaguar reintroduction in the region. After that, I worked on the promotion of the natural and cultural resources of the region throughout the wetland province. The experience gained in this NGO caught my attention about practical wildlife management and human dimensions.
Within the WildCru Diploma, I expect to learn practical skills for working in wildlife conservation, including topics such as the human dimension and conflict resolution (more focused to carnivores), and also to learn from conservation experts working in different projects around the world.
Update September 2019
Talia is working with the NGO CLT in Iberá (Argentina), where they do reintroductions of species that have become extinct, including giant anteaters, pampas deer, collared peccaries, gree-winged macaws and jaguars (the first jaguars may be released by the end of the year). They have also started the giant otter and bare faced curassow reintroduction projects, as well as the marsh deer reintroduction in another national park (Impenetrable). Talia says she is learning a lot with this experience!