Luis Herrera

Field Scientist, Honduras Jaguar Program
Luis Herrera

Luis Herrera serves as Field Scientist for Panthera´s Honduras jaguar program. After studying Biology at the National Autonomous University of Honduras, Luis served as a Research Assistant for marine turtle conservation programs in Punta Raton and the Cayos Cochinos Biological Station in 2009 and 2010. Later, Luis conducted an undergraduate research project on Paca Hunting and Abundance in Honduras’ Jeannette Kawas National Park, with support from Panthera and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

In 2011, Luis joined Panthera´s team and currently assists with camera trap surveys and interviews, as well as working with local communities and ranchers to improve their livestock husbandry practices and reduce human-jaguar conflicts in the Honduran Western Corridor and the Pico Bonito-Texiguat and Río Plátano-Patuca Jaguar Conservation Units.