Hello from Montreal!
Hello everyone! Fabiana here! I am a wildlife and conservation biologist working in the policy-science interface of wildlife conservation and sustainable use.
Over the years, I have worked with international organizations such as the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, and now the UN Environment Programme on a variety of projects.
Other than that, I am passionate about primates, our closest cousins, and have developed my master's project on the distribution of the proboscis monkey of Borneo.
I am also a nature and travel enthusiast, and love watching primates and other animals in the wild.
I have always enjoyed gardening, but the COVID-19 pandemic has taken this to a whole other level, sparkling a much greater interest in plants, their biology, botany, and natural history. I have created a garden for local pollinators, and started my "indoor urban jungle", which integrates quite a few representatives of the Ficus genus, my new passion!
I am taking this course as a continuation of the Project Management for Wildlife Conservation, and because I am usually designing new strategies and programmes in the organizations I work with. This course will help me build more solid skills so that I can deliver strategies/programmes more systematically and with better confidence.
I come from southern Brazil, but living in Montreal, Canada, for the past 11 years.
I look very much forward to interacting with you all throughout the course!