Pablo’s work focuses on strengthening the links between species conservation science and policy through capacity building, data management, and the provision of scientific and technical advice, particularly on issues relating to the sustainable use of species in international trade.
Before joining the Centre in 2006, Pablo worked at Association for Nature Wolf, and the Humboldt University of Berlin. At Association for Nature Wolf, Pablo snow-tracked wolves and Eurasian lynxes in the Carpathian mountains of Poland, contributing to carnivore ecology research and conservation efforts. At Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, he conducted research in molecular biology.
Pablo holds an MSc in Conservation from University College London, UK and a BSc in Biology from University of Oviedo, Spain and University of Turku, Finland.
Pablo manages and undertakes work to provide the European Commission and EU Member States with support to implement the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations. This includes species sustainability assessments, taxonomic and scientific advice, and information management.
Pablo manages and undertakes capacity development activities for Central American countries and the Dominican Republic to support the implementation of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) in these regions. Activities include a regional wildlife trade analysis and training workshops to improve national capacities in using available information resources and analyzing and interpreting CITES trade data.
Pablo manages and undertakes work to assist the CITES Secretariat and the CITES Animals and Plants Committees with the Review of Significant Trade - a key compliance process of the Convention. This includes the review of biological, trade, management, and other relevant information on selected species subject to significant levels of trade.