Juan Carlos Cantu

Mexico Programs
Juan Carlos directs and implements all Defenders of Wildlife's programs in Mexico, with a focus on sea turtles, wildlife trade, parrot conservation, marine mammals and mangrove conservation.

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Abronia graminea, © Adam G Clause

A Successful Year at CITES! »

A big part of our work year-round is helping countries create proposals to present at the next CITES meeting, and gather support for them. Months, even years of work go into these proposals to better protect species native to the Americas from the often devastating demands of wildlife trade — but it’s not until the COP that we get to see if they are accepted.

Military macaw, © Dick Daniels

A Military Victory »

Researchers, local communities and conservation organizations worked together on this exceptional project, which helped protect 22 military macaw nests from poaching this year!