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Claudio Sillero Biography

Biography: Claudio Sillero

Deputy Director of the Wildlife Conservation
Research Unit at University of Oxford
Head of Conservation at Born Free Foundation an International NGO

Claudio SilleroDr. Claudio Sillero is the Deputy Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) at the University of Oxford. He is also the Bill Travers Fellow for Wildlife Conservation at Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford College, and Head of Conservation at the Born Free Foundation, an international NGO. He is a conservation biologist whose work spans four continents, dedicated to the conservation of threatened species, mitigation of people-wildlife conflict, impacts of disease, transfrontier conservation and the role of networks in conservation. Dr. Sillero is best known for his work on the biology and conservation of wild canids, focus of most of his research. He is the Chair of the IUCN Canid Specialist Group, and in 1998 received the Whitley Award for Animal Conservation from the Royal Geographical Society for his work on Ethiopian wolves. Dr. Sillero grew up in a farm in the Argentine Pampas and received a Licenciatura in Zoology at the University of La Plata, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Oxford.


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