TEAM SANTA CATARINA
Dra.Vanessa Tavares Kanaan
She has a post-doctoral in Ecology from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (2012), a PhD in Animal Sciences from Purdue University, USA (2008) and Psychologist and Biologist from Campbellsville University, USA (2002). Specialized in Ethology, Animal Welfare and Conservation, acting mainly on the following themes: rehabilitation, release and monitoring of wild animals; social behavior, conditioning and environmental enrichment. She is a member of the Advisory Group to the National Action Plan for the Conservation of the Spix's Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii). Creator and responsible for the project to reintroduce the Vinaceous-breasted Amazon (Amazona vinacea) in the Araucárias National Park, SC, member of the IUCN Reintroduction Specialist Committee and technical director of the Instituto Espaço Silvestre. Click here to view the full curriculum.
Andreise Costa Przydzimirski
She is a Veterinary Physician graduated from the Federal University of Paraná, residing in clinic and surgery of wild animals at CETAS-PUCPR / IBAMA and at the Veterinary Hospital of UFPR. She also holds a Master's Degree in Veterinary Sciences with a focus on Zoological Medicine. Since graduation, she has dedicated herself to the field of wild animal medicine through internships and volunteering at CETAS, Zoos, Unconventional Pet Clinics and in free-living conservation projects. She is currently a PhD student in Veterinary Sciences at UFPR and the Veterinary Physician in charge at Instituto Espaço Silvestre.
She is a Biologist, graduated from the Federal University of São Carlos (2017) and a Technologist in Environmental Management, graduated from the Centro Universitário Padre Anchieta (2011). As a graduate student in Biological Sciences, she was a Scientific Initiation student, working in the area of ecology and conservation of birds. In addition, she carried out internships and volunteer work in the area of fauna conservation, also linked to environmental education. During training as a technologist she worked in the area of environmental education. She joined the Instituto Espaço Silvestre in 2017, to work on the project to reintroduce Vinaceous-breasted Amazon in the Araucárias National Park in Santa Catarina. In 2018 she became an ex-situ coordinator for the project and currently works in the coordination of fauna destination of the Wild Animal Screening Center of Florianópolis under the administration of Instituto Espaço Silvestre.
Janaína A. de Moraes
She is a biologist, graduated from the University Nove de Julho - São Paulo and specialist in management and conservation of wild fauna by the University of Santo Amaro - São Paulo. She worked as a biologist in the Professional Improvement Program of the ZooPark Fundation of São Paulo for three years and was an animal management technician at the São Paulo Aquarium for four years. In 2019 she joined Instituto Espaço Silvestre as a biologist at CETAS in Florianópolis. She is a management coordinator and a member of the wild animal rehabilitation and release team.
She has a postgraduate degree in medical and surgical clinic for exotic pets and wild animals by Faculdade Método de São Paulo - FAMESP. She is a veterinarian trained in UNOESC - Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina (2018). During graduation, she did internships and volunteered mainly with unconventional pets clinic and in fauna screening and rehabilitation centers. She joined Instituto Espaço Silvestre as a veterinarian at CETAS in Florianópolis in 2020.
Anna Carolina da C. Montichel
She is a veterinarian graduated from the University of the State of Santa Catarina (UDESC / CAV) and a graduate student in Clinic and Surgery of Wild and Exotic Animals at Faculdade Método de São Paulo (FAMESP). Since graduation she has done internships and volunteers in the area of wildlife management, screening and rehabilitation of wild fauna, clinic and surgery for unconventional pets. She worked as a veterinarian for exotic animals in a private company for almost two years and in April 2020 joined the team of veterinarians at Instituto Espaço Silvestre at CETAS in Florianópolis.
Eduardo Tadashi Yoshida
He is a veterinarian graduated from the Universidae Estadual de Londrina/PR and has a masters degree in Ecology from the Santa Catarina Federal University. He has been working in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation since 2003.
Camila Trentin Cegoni
She has a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Caxias do Sul (UCS) / RS. She is Specialist in People Management by Competencies and Coaching by the Institute of Post-Graduation (IPOG) / SC (2017/18). Camila received a scholarship from the Zoology Department at the Museum of Natural Sciences and from the Zoo at University of Caxias do Sul (UCS) / RS. In addition, she acted as researcher in the Projeto Bugio with sense and behavior of Alouatta guariba - Primate and mastofauna survey. In 2009, Camila became the Manager of Projeto Tamar Florianopolis Visitor Center, a function performed until 2020. She has Certification as an Onboard Observer, by PROBORDO/Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture and is ancillary Sailor of Deck/Waterway Special Module by the Captaincy of the Ports of Santa Catarina state.
Yan Gabriel Celli Ramos
He is a biologist, graduated from the Norte Fluminense State University and a master's degree in Ecology and Evolution from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. He has experience on population dynamics, survey and monitoring of fauna (especially with small and medium-sized mammals), monitoring of carbon and biodiversity, planning and execution of field work and team and project management. He has worked in several environmental consultancy and research projects in the Atlantic Forest and in the Amazon. He joined Instituto Espaço Silvestre in 2021, acting as a project assistant.
Bruna B. Rodrigues
She holds a bachelor's degree in biology with an emphasis on marine biology from Universidade Santa Cecília, Santos - SP. She received a PIBIC / CNPq scholarship from the Fisheries Institute in Santos. She also worked for more than 4 years in the administrative sector in private companies and in June 2019 she joined Instituto Espaço Silvestre as an administrative assistant at CETAS in Florianópolis.
Mayara de Souza Ribeiro
She is a Biologist, graduated from São Paulo State University (UNESP / Assis) and post-graduated in Conservation and Management of Fauna, from Universidade Santo Amaro (UNISA). She worked as a volunteer at the Sorocaba Zoo, both in the area of Environmental Education and in the area of Management and also at the Center for Wildlife Conservation (CECFAU), of the Fundação Parque Zoológico de São Paulo.
In graduate school, she developed an environmental enrichment work aimed at the rehabilitation of an individual of the southern tiger cat (Leopardus guttulus). She has experience in conservation, animal treatment and environmental enrichment techniques.
She is a Biologist, graduated from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Sorocaba campus (2017). During graduation, she was a Scientific Initiation student with PIBIC / CNPq scholarship. Throughout her training, she did internships and volunteering at several institutions, such as a zoo, aquarium, rescue and rehabilitation centers for marine and terrestrial fauna and fauna conservation centers, gaining experience in the areas of animal conservation, management and monitoring of fauna, Marine Biology and Environmental Education. In addition, she worked as a field assistant in environmental consulting, having experience with monitoring of mastofauna, especially small mammals and bats. In July 2019, she joined the Instituto Espaço Silvestre, where she is currently part of the keepers team at CETAS in Florianópolis.
Marcelo Pereira Silveira
He is an environmental technician, graduated in 2015 from Escola Técnica Cristo Redentor (RJ) and currently a student of Environmental Management from Universidade Estácio de Sá (SC). He has worked as an animal keeper since 2016, most of the time with neo-tropical primates.
She has a degree in Biological Sciences, a bachelor's degree and a licentiate degree, from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in São Paulo (2019). During her graduation, she did internships and volunteer work at different national institutions and in South Africa, gaining experiences in the areas of handling, rehabilitation and conservation of wild animals. She is currently part of the keepers team of Instituto Espaço Silvestre at CETAS in Florianópolis.
Alessandra Lima da Rocha
She holds a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Caxias do Sul (UCS) and is a graduate student in Zoology from the Unyleya College (EAD). During her undergraduate studies, she did an internship at the Zoo of the University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), working in the areas of wild animal management and environmental education, through monitoring for schools in the region.
Thais Regina Zanella
Biologist from the Federal University of São Carlos - Sorocaba campus (2018), with an emphasis on Environmental Conservation. During graduation, she did an internship and undertook scientific initiation in the area of Theoretical Ecology and was vice president of Ambiens Jr. Consultoria e Soluções Ambientais - Junior Biology Company at UFSCar Sorocaba. She also did internships and volunteer work in the area of conservation, environmental education, management and rehabilitation of terrestrial and marine animals.
Matheus Soares do Canto
Animal lover, Matheus joined the team in September 2019.
Maria Luiza Rosa
Undergraduate student in the Biological Sciences Degree course at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). In 2020, she joined Instituto Espaço Silvestre's team as an intern, this being her first professional experience working with rehabilitation and handling of wild animals, an area that has always enchanted her.
Undergraduate student of biological sciences at Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), she already spent a period as a volunteer at CETAS in 2018. A new phase of new learning and experiences is now beginning with the Instituto Espaço Silvestre
Lidiorlan David dos Santos Bortolaz
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of the West of Santa Catarina, Xanxerê Campus (2018), where he has surveyed medium and large mammals in the Araucárias National Park for his final project. He is a specialist in Environmental Management - Emphasis on Environmental Licensing, Auditing and Inspection by the University of the West of Santa Catarina, Chapecó Campus (2020). Currently, he works as a biologist at Arbórea Estudos Ambientais LTDA, with Environmental Licensing and. Since 2018, he has been a volunteer in the project to reintroduce the vinaceous-breasted parrot in the Araucárias National Park. Also, his main hobby is bird watching.
Businesswoman and fauna maintainer. She worked in the photographic market for 18 years, she was an administrative director in a company that imports machinery and supplies for developing photographs and commercial director of a chain of photographic retail stores. In 1998 she founded Editora Photos, with the publication of two bimonthly periodicals and several photographic books. Currently manages Politrade Ltda, a company that invests in the real estate market for rental purposes. In 2010, she started a fauna maintenance project, Refugio das Aves, now integrated with the Instituto Espaço Silvestre. Click here to view the full curriculum.
She holds a PhD in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas - SP. Master in Administration from the Federal University of Bahia and graduated in Business Administration from the University of Caxias do Sul. She is currently a professor of Public Administration at the State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC / ESAG), and a collaborating professor at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA ), at the Interdisciplinary Center for Social Development and Management (CIAGS). She works voluntarily with several civil society organizations and social projects. Member of the National Network of Researchers in Social Management and the International Society for Third-Sector Research. Among her themes of interest in research are: coproduction of the public good, accountability, governance, public management, social management, socio-territorial development and private social investment.
Bachelor of Laws from Universities Unipar and Univali since 2006, technician in real estate transactions since 1997 and accredited by Creci since 2008 at number 13445. Currently works at two real estate companies: Politrade Ltda manages and administers commercial rentals and at Desc Imobiliária sells real estate high standard. She also acts as an investor in the same industry. Between 2002 and 2007, she managed the financial, administrative and human resources areas of a holding company with 7 photographic companies.
Decoration technician by the Panamerican School of Art (São Paulo / SP)
Rodrigo Contini Cavagnoli
Bachelor of Laws from UNIVALI, graduated in 2006. He was assistant to the Public Prosecutor's Office, in Itajaí / SC, from 2006 to 2013. He was an auditor at the Santa Catarina Sports Court of Justice, from 2015 to 2019 Lawyer registered at OAB / SC, since 2014, partner at Renê Rotta Advogados Associados.
Desiree Tavares Marei
Graduated in Pharmacy and Biochemistry with specialization in Clinical and Toxicological Analysis at Camilo Castelo Branco University, she worked as a Clinical Pharmacist at Irmandade Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo. She currently resides in Florianópolis and works in the pharmacy area.
Mário Augusto São Thiago
Administrator graduated from the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Partner at SÃO THIAGO business consultancy, he has worked for 20 years as a consultant in the areas of Strategy and Cooperation. SEBRAE accredited consultant.
He works with business associations and federations. He was a consultant for CEJESC - State Council for Young Entrepreneurs, CEME - State Council for Women Entrepreneurs, the Pact for Innovation in SC, the Technological Pole of Florianópolis and the region, among other collective projects with SEBRAE. Also works in the areas of Digital Marketing and EAD
Adrian Eisen Rupp
Biologist graduated from the Regional University of Blumenau, where he was part of the Ecology and Ornithology Laboratory team and participated in studies with birds from the Atlantic Forest, Araucaria Forest and Natural Fields since 2003. He worked with environmental consultancy, focusing on surveys and diagnosis of birdlife for Conservation Unit Management Plans. In addition, he was one of the coordinators of the elaboration of the first list of threatened birds in Santa Catarina published in 2011 and he is one of the collaborators in the elaboration of Action Plans for species threatened with extinction in southern fields and threatened parrots in the Atlantic Forest. In 2009 he started working with foreign and Brazilian bird watchers, conducting expeditions in Brazil, Peru and Argentina.
Vitor de Q. Piacentini
Biologist, born in Florianópolis, having graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (2003), with a master's degree in Ecology and Conservation from the Federal University of Paraná (2006), PhD in Zoology from the University of São Paulo (2011) and with post -doctorates from the USP Museum of Zoology (2014) and another from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA (2016). Since 2012, he has been director-general of the Brazilian Committee for Ornithological Records, of which he has been a member since 2003. He was also secretary of the Brazilian Society of Ornithology (2005-2007) and served on the editorial board and as a reviewer of several scientific pediatricians. He is also currently an associate researcher at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Renê Elias Rotta
Lawyer, graduated at the University of Vale do Itajaí - UNIVALI, partner at the firm Renê Rotta Advogados Associados, in Balneário Camboriú - SC, with a strong practice in the private law area. He has been an Auditor of the Sports Court of Justice since 2004.
Rafael Mariano Araujo Bezerra
Lawyer with postgraduate degree in civil proceedings at PUC / SP, partner at Boschi Pigatti e Sigollo Advogados in São Paulo with expertise in corporate law. Click here to view the full curriculum.
He is a Biologist, graduated from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (2013), and a Master in Applied Ecology from the Erasmus Mundus program “Interational Master in Applied Ecology”. Within this program, he completed a second-year specialization in "Ecology and Conservation" from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom (2015). He joined the Instituto Espaço Silvestre in 2016 to act as an assistant for the Vinaceous-breasted Amazon re-introdution project. With his change of state, he left the technical team to join the IES Advisory board. Click here to view the full curriculum.
Cecília Licarião B. Luna
Biologist and Master in Ecology and Natural Resources from the Federal University of Ceará. Environmental Education Coordinator at Cocó State Park, Ceará Environment Department. Has experience in ecology, ornithology, environmental education and conservation.
Ariane Campos de Gouvêa
Biologist. Master and PhD in Zoology from the University of São Paulo. Experience in Zoology, Phylogeography, Ornithology and Molecular Biology. Scientific researcher and active in the areas of environmental education and nature conservation, aiming at scientific knowledge and bringing society closer to conservation units through citizen science.
Heideger Lima do Nascimento
Biologist from the Federal University of Ceará with a Master's Degree in Ecology and Evolution from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. He has been an environmental consultant and photographer for more than ten years.
Patrícia Pereira Serafini
Veterinary at the Federal University of Paraná. Master in Biological Sciences from the State University of Londrina. Environmental Analyst at the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio / MMA) working at the National Center for Research and Conservation of Wild Birds (CEMAVE)
Thayná Jeremias Mello
Biologist from the University of São Paulo. Master's degree in Ecology from USP's Biosciences Institute. PhD in progress in Ecology by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Environmental Analyst at ICMBio / MMA - Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation - Ministry of the Environment.
Guilherme Tavares Nunes
Biologist from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul with a Master's and PhD in Biological Oceanography from the Federal University of Rio Grande. Adjunct Professor at the Interdisciplinary Department, at the Litoral Norte Campus of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Collaborating Professor at the UFRGS Graduate Program in Ecology (Capes 6), and Researcher at the Center for Coastal, Limnological and Marine Studies (CECLIMAR / UFRGS).
Thiago Filadelfo Miranda
Biologist from the Federal University of Bahia with a Masters in Ecology from the University of Brasília. He is an environmental consultant acting as a bird specialist. He is part of the Lear's Macaw Research and Conservation Group, developing projects with the species in the Caatinga.
Larissa N. Sousa Amaral
Undergraduate student in the Biological Sciences course at the Federal University of Ceará. In October 2020, she joined the band to act in the creation and development of digital content, scientific dissemination and production of didactic material. She has experience in environmental education, ornithology and conservation.
Estéfani Dieli Tretto Ayres
Graduating in the seventh semester of the Bachelor of Environmental Sciences courses together with Integrated Sciences with Technology and Business, which has a Concentration in Energy and Natural Resources at the University of La Salle in Philadelphia, United States. In June 2020 she joins the Aves de Noronha flock as an intern to add to the creation and development of digital content, and collaborating in the scientific dissemination to laypeople. She also performs comprehensive scientific language translations into English.
Verônica de Almeida Cardoso
Undergraduate student in the Biological Sciences course at the Federal University of São Carlos. With experience in environmental education and conservation, she joined Aves de Noronha in April 2021 and is now part of the team assisting in the production of content.
Otávio da Cruz Almeida Rocha
Graduating in Biological Sciences at the Federal University of Ceará. In his migratory route through ornithology, conservation and environmental education, he became part of the mixed flock of Aves de Noronha in April 2021. Here, he produces content for the project's social network and assists in several demands of the team.