Hello from Montreal!

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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!

Cheers,

Fabiana

Fabiana Figueiro Spinelli

Independent Consultant, Wildlife and Conservation Biologist, UN Environment Programme

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Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
9 months ago

An indoor urban jungle sounds great! I had to look up what the Ficus genus was, Fig right? We've got a fig tree in our garden but I've never found a ripe fruit on it, but still a cool tree.

Welcome back :)