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Banding Together for Cuban Bird Research Daniela Ventura

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Note: the full story is published on Conservation Careers. You can read it here.

Banding Together for Cuban Bird Research Daniela Ventura | #itsawildlife Image: Arnold Toredo

Daniela Ventura is a Caribbean wildlife biologist and bird bander based in Havana, Cuba. Fascinated by nature from a young age, Daniela started studying biology at the University of Havana as soon as she finished high school. She continues to work there since her graduation as both a biology lecturer and bird research scientist.

Daniela discusses some of the challenges involved in pursuing a career of biology in Cuba as well as some of her top tips for getting involved in bird banding and landing a job to work with wildlife! Daniela is an advocate for acknowledging your privilege wherever your starting point. This is important for all conservationists and in this interview, she inspires us to do this by staying humble, grounded and grateful.

Note: the full story is published on Conservation Careers. You can read it here.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Daniela’s banding station with the Institute of Bird Populations was started with support from BirdsCaribbean’s Caribbean Bird Banding Network. This program aims to provide bands and training opportunities to Caribbean biologists as well as connect Caribbean banders. BirdsCaribbean have provided Daniela with bands, supported her at two different BirdsCaribbean trainings, and helped her get certified as a North American bander council bander.

KEEP IN TOUCH

Want to hear more from Daniela? Tune into the podcast to hear our conversation. You can follow her on Instagram @dvpuerto19 as well as the Bird Ecology group @grupoecologiadeavesuh.

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