Esteban Brenes-Mora


Esteban is a Costa Rican biologist who graduated from Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR), and is an MSc. candidate in Conservation and Wildlife Management from Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA). He is founder and director of Nai Conservation, a member of IUCN’s Tapir Specialist Group, a ZSL fellow, and is currently working along with other Central American conservation biologists in the Baird’s Tapir Survival Initiative. Through his work, Esteban aims to integrate the ecological data with human dimensions to solve conservation problems and build capacity for the local community and rangers.

Esteban has experience working with terrestrial vertebrate ecology and conservation, statistical modeling and lobbying for the inclusion of research outputs in conservation policy. In the last years he has conducted research and conservation action focused on Baird’s Tapir, and collaborated with researchers from Central America and Southeast Asia. His work is currently based in the highlands of the Talamanca Mountain Range in Costa Rica and expanding to other regions in the country.

Education

  • MSc. (C) in Conservation and Wildlife Management from Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA).
  • BSc. in Biology, Universidad de Costa Rica.