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NPC Argentina Projects
Created in 2021, NPC Argentina team features some of the countries leading primatologists
Some of these species are threatened with extinction, including the brown howler monkey (Alouatta guariba clamitans), and the spectacular black and gold howler monkey (Alouatta caraya), Azara’s night monkey (Aotus azarae), and Azara’s capuchin (Sapajus cay) and are all listed as Vulnerable in Argentina. Habitat loss and hunting are the main threats to these species, and understanding their ecological and conservation needs will be priorities for our work. Argentina has a long history of investigation, and is one of the most advanced countries in the neotropics with regards to primatology. NPC Argentina aims to build on this history, carrying out investigation and applied conservation work.
Meet the team
Luciana is an investigator for the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y
Martín is an investigator for the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones en Ciencia y
Dante Di Nucci
Dante is a medical veterinarian at the Güirá Oga wildlife refuge (Puerto Iguazú)
Gimena is a biologist at Luján National University (Argentina), funded by the Consejo
Victoria Martinez de Zorzi
Victoria carried out her undergraduate studies at the University of Buenos Aires and
Nicolas is a biologist from the Litoral National University, Argentina, where his
Javier Orlando Azuaga
Javier is native to Misiones province, which is home to three of Argentina’s five
Belen is a post doctoral student for the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones en Ciencia y
Tecnología de Argentina (CONICET), and professor of Zoology anda Ecology at the National University del Nordeste . She works in Corrientes Biological Field Station (EBCo-CONICET), in Corrientes province, Argentina. She holds a PhD in Veterinary Science from UNNE. Her research focuses on the dynamics of infectious diseases in wild and domestic canids in protected and interface areas. Based on the One Health approach, I use dogs and foxes as sentinels of pathogens to which endangered species and people may be exposed. She also collaborate on primate and otter research projects carried out at the EBCo. Her may interests lie in the ecology and epidemiology of wild and domestic animals’ pathogens and their interactions. Furthermore, she has developed an interest in local community outreach to promote initiatives for the coexistence of wildlife and humans. Since 2011, she have carried out and participate in educational and conservation projects.