Carlos Galindo-Leal, M.Sc., Ph.D., is the Director of Scientific Communications for the Comisi�n Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO), the division of the Mexican government that works to preserve the nation's wildlife and biodiversity. He previously served as director of World Wildlife Fund�s Forest Program for Mexico (Programa Bosques Mexicanos) and in Washington, DC, as senior director of Conservation International�s Center for Applied Biodiversity Science �State of the Hotspots Program� for areas with high concentrations of endemic species undergoing exceptional loss of habitat worldwide.

Prior to that, Carlos was director of the Tropical Research Program, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University. He holds a BSc from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico, and MSc and PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

He has organized and taught field courses on biodiversity management; past projects include Ecuador, Peru, Cuba, Colombia, Chile, Nicaragua, and Panama. He collaborated on training efforts in Quintana Roo and Chiapas, Mexico; Laguna del Tigre and Tikal, Guatemala; and the United States.

Carlos is author of DE DOS MUNDOS: Sapos, ranas y salamandras en la Península de Yucatán, México / OF TWO WORLDS: Frogs, Toads and Salamanders of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula (PANGAEA 2003) and co-author with Manuel Weber of El venado de la Sierra Madre Occidental: Ecologia, manejo y conservación (EDICUSA y CONABIO, 1998).

Carlos presently resides in the Mexico City area, where he was born and raised.

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