Our Team

The Brown Bear Foundation (FOP- Fundación Oso Pardo) relies on the contribution of a multidisciplinary team of collaborators and contracted personnel responsible for carrying out its conservation activities and initiatives. Some of these come from academic fields and are mostly part of the FOP board of trustees and scientific team, advising and guiding the basic lines of action.

Most of the team works directly in rural areas and in the natural environment where the bears live, carrying out surveillance, research and education tasks. The coordination of all these tasks is assumed by the managerial and technical teams that operate from the Santander central office.

Retrato de Guillermo Palomero - Director ejecutivo

Executive director
Guillermo Palomero
Naturalist

Retrato del equipo de oficina

Office Team
Marcel Hiriart
Accounting and labor management
Maribel Escalera
Secretary

Retrato de nuestro equipo jurídico

Legal Team
Carolina Franco
PhD in Law. European University of Madrid
Idoia Parra
Master’s degree in Environmental Law. Complutense University of Madrid
Endika Valbuena
Master’s degree in Environmental Law. Complutense University of Madrid

Retrato de Carlos González-Antón, asesor jurídico y secretario del patronato, con traje formal

Legal adviser
Carlos González-Antón
PhD in Law. EU Professor of Administrative Law at the University of León.

Retrato de José Vicente López-Bao, Asesor científico en proyectos de conservación de grandes carnívoros y gestión de conflictos

Scientific advisor on large carnivore conservation and conflict management projects
José Vicente López-Bao
PhD in Biology. Senior Scientist at the CSIC (IMIB-CSIC). Member of the Canid Specialist Group (Species Survival Commission, IUCN)

Retrato de Juan Carlos Blanco, Asesor científico en proyectos de conservación de grandes carnívoros y gestión de conflictos

Scientific advisor on large carnivore conservation and conflict management projects
Juan Carlos Blanco
PhD in Biology. Member of the Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe (Species Survival Commission, IUCN)

Retrato de Pedro Álvarez-Álvarez, Asesor científico en proyectos de conservación y gestión de sistemas agroforestales, bosques complejos y sistemas tradicionales de castaño

Scientific advisor in projects for the conservation and management of agroforestry systems, complex forests and traditional chestnut systems
Pedro Álvarez-Álvarez
PhD in Forestry Engineering. Professor at the University of Oviedo (Agroforestry Engineering Area – BOS Department)

Communication technician
Guillermo Prudencio
Graduate in Journalism. Rey Juan Carlos University

Retrato de María Gomez, Coordinadora Programa Hábitat

Head of the Habitat Program
María Gómez
Forest Engineer. Polytechnic University of Madrid

Retrato de María Párraga, Coordinadora proyecto LIFE

LIFE Project Coordinator
María Párraga
PhD in Animal Sciences. University of Padua (Italy)

Retrato de Óscar Rivas, Técnico proyecto LIFE

LIFE project technician
Óscar Rivas
Degree in Veterinary Science. University of Santiago de Compostela

Retrato de Alberto Navarro, Técnico proyecto LIFE

LIFE project technician
Alberto Navarro
Degree in Environmental Sciences. University of Alcalá

Retrator de Adrian Aviñoa, Técnico del proyecto Bioeconomía forestal

Technician of the Forest Bioeconomy project
Adrián Aviñoa
Forestry and Natural Environment Engineer. University of Oviedo

Retrato de Raquel Martínez, miembro del Equipo de campo proyecto LIFE

LIFE project field team
Raquel Martínez
Conservation Officer at Jasper National Park (Canada)

Retrato de Luis Fernández, Equipo de campo proyecto LIFE

LIFE project field team
Luis Fernández
sin-cargo

Retrato de Alicia Madrid, Equipo de campo proyecto LIFE

LIFE project field team
Alicia Madrid

Retrato de Elías Suárez, Equipo de campo proyecto LIFE.

LIFE project field team
Elías Suárez

Retrato de Elsa Sánchez, Equipo de campo programas URSUS y HUELLA

URSUS and HUELLA programmes field team
Elsa Sánchez

Retrato de Begoña Almeid, Equipo de campo programas URSUS y HUELLA.

URSUS and HUELLA programmes field team
Begoña Almeida

Retrato de Ángela Pérez y Eva Ceballos, Monitoras Casas del Oso

Bear Houses monitors
Ángela Pérez and Eva Ceballos

In memoriam

Fernando Ballesteros

Fernando passed away on August 13, 2023. In recognition of his invaluable dedication to the brown bear conservation, and the mark he left on all of us.

Last update: November 11th, 2023

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FUNDACIÓN OSO PARDO
c/ San Luis 17 4ºA. 39010, Santander,
Cantabria. España

Tel: 942 23 49 00

E-mail: fop@fundacionosopardo.org

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c/ San Luis 17 4ºA.
39010 Santander – Cantabria (España)

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