2019 Josephine Daneman Herz International Seabird Fellows
Andreinna Morán Alvarez has a degree in Biology from the University of Guayaquil, Ecuador. She did her undergraduate thesis research working as a volunteer at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Feeding Behavior of the Vegetarian Finch on Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador where she also monitored the breeding biology and population of Nazca Boobies at Española Island. She has also studied endangered Waved Albatross on Española Island and the Vermillion Flycatcher on Santa Cruz Island. She has a strong interest in the ecology and behavior of birds and the impact of climate change on their populations..
Ángel Méndez holds a degree in Biology from the Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. His experience with protection of seabirds began in 2013 with the control of invasive species in islands of the Gulf of California. In 2016, he joined the Group of Ecology and Conservation of Islands, AC (GECI) where he worked with environmental restoration projects in the San Benito archipelago. Currently, he collaborates permanently in the project of Environmental Restoration in Isla Guadalupe. Here he focuses on the control of invasive species and the population monitoring of seabirds. His experiences include implementing social attraction, and banding seabirds such as Laysan albatrosses. He also provides environmental learning activities with local communities.
Anely Fernández Robledo has a degree in Oceanology from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México and a postgraduate degree in Marine Ecology from the Centro de Investigación Científica y Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), México. She joined Grupo de Ecología y Conservación de Islas, A.C. (GECI) in May of 2018, working in the Environmental Restoration Project on Guadalupe Island. In this role she monitors seabird populations, implements social attraction techniques and provides environmental education and island biosecurity talks to the Mexican Navy.
Siyu Wang studied biology and zoology in Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. She has participated in bird surveys and research about the ecology of bird communities in fragmented habitats. She joined the curatorial staff of the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History in 2013 where she joined other researchers with interest in the ecology and conservation of seabirds. She is a team member of the Chinese Crested Tern Restoration Project where she arranges the monitoring and banding program. With this team, she uses social attraction methods to restore colonies of this critically endangered seabird..
How you can help, right now
Adopt now and receive: A Certificate of Adoption, A biography of "your" puffin, and The book How We Brought Puffins Back To Egg Rock by Stephen Kress.
There are many ways that you can get involved with Project Puffin to help us make a difference for seabirds worldwide!