Specialist in ecology, biogeography, field research, management of herpetological collections, snakes management, production of venom and antivenom, and conservation of herpetofauna. Professor at the School of Biology and researcher at the Clodomiro Picado Institute, both from the University of Costa Rica.
Assistant Research Professor in the School of Earth and Sustainability and the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University. She has conducted over 25 years of research on the ecology, behavior, and management of venomous reptiles; and many venomous reptile awareness and handling trainings to combat ophidiophobia.
Herpetologist dedicated to the study of the biology and taxonomy of reptiles and amphibians. With extensive experience in handling reptiles in captive conditions in Ecuador and Europe.
Founder member of the Gustavo Orcés Herpetological Foundation and the Vivarium of Quito.
Fernando Ayala-Varela is the director of the herpetology collection at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del
Ecuador in Quito. He has dedicated a lot of time studying the lizards of Ecuador, specifically the taxonomy and ecology of Anolis species. His current research interests include reproductive biology and ecology of lizards and snakes in Ecuador.
Specialist in environmental education about wildlife. From 2008 to 2012 he was in charge of a collection of amphibians and reptiles of the Americas in Biodôme de Montréal, she also ventured into the field of education on endangered species and research related to amphibians and reptiles at the Center for Biodiversity and in the 1000 Days for the Planet project. She is currently working at Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI).
Laura A. Briseño Cázares is a Biologist with a Master's Degree in Natural Resources Conservation. She is a specialist in handling reptile collections, particularly venomous snakes. She also is an Adviser on the development of safety and first aid protocols, University Professor of Animal Behavior and Environmental Education. She has been responsible for various conservation education projects.
Veterinarian specialist in biotechnology of wildlife conservation. Associate researcher at the Institute of Research and Conservation of Tamanduás, collaborator in the Division of Physiology of Reproduction of the San Diego Zoological Institute for Conservation Research and the Pecaris Atlantic Forest Project of the Federal University of ABC.