Fernando Rodrigo Tortato

Research Fellow, Pantanal

Based at the São Bento cattle ranch in the Pantanal, Brazil, Fernando Rodrigo Tortato joined Panthera in April 2009 as a Field Researcher for the Jaguar Pantanal Project in Brazil. While completing his undergraduate degree at the Regional University of Blumenau, Fernando conducted research on small to medium sized carnivores, focusing on the ecology of the crab-eating-fox. In 2008, after completing his degree, Fernando was hired as a field biologist by the non-governmental organization, ACAIA Pantanal, researching strategies to prevent livestock predation by jaguars. Today, he is completing his Master’s in Ecology and Conservation at the Federal University of Mato Grosso.