Pablo’s work focuses on strengthening the links between species conservation science and policy through the production of policy-relevant analyses, delivery of capacity building, and the provision of scientific and technical advice, particularly on issues relating to the sustainable use of species in international trade. To this end, he manages and implements projects that support species-related agreements, as well as regional bodies and national governments, and contributes to expanding and strengthening our portfolio of relevant projects and partnerships.
Before joining UNEP-WCMC in 2006, Pablo worked at Association for Nature Wolf, and the Humboldt University of Berlin. At Association for Nature Wolf, Pablo snow-tracked wolves and Eurasian lynxes in the Carpathian mountains of Poland, contributing to carnivore ecology research, human-wildlife conflict mitigation and conservation efforts. At Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, he conducted research in molecular biology.
Pablo holds an MSc in Conservation from University College London, UK and a BSc in Biology from University of Oviedo, Spain and University of Turku, Finland.
Pablo leads our work to strengthen capacity at the national and regional levels in relation to wildlife trade and sustainable wildlife use, including in Latin America, Africa and the European Union.
Pablo provides oversight and contributes to a variety of projects to promote science-based decisions that affect species conservation. For instance, by leading on the production of in-depth analyses of wildlife trade, overseeing the assessment of species of concern, or advising on the making of non-detriment findings for CITES-listed species.