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.

Posts By: Juan Carlos Cantu

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!

Spiny lizard, © Spacebirdy

A Spiny Problem »

Green iguanas aren’t the only species of these reptiles being exploited. Their cousins, spiny-tailed iguanas, are rapidly becoming popular species in the pet trade, causing no end of trouble for these rare animals in the wild.