Irene Peña Galindo


Irene Peña graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid. She arrived at the CDRS as a volunteer in September 2018, as part of the Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme. She returned in April 2019 as a professional volunteer for the same project, as well as for the CDSRS laboratories.

She has contributed to analyze samples for a Galapagos Tortoise Health study that is been conducted under the leadership of Dr. Sharon Deem. As a vet, she also had the opportunity to support other areas such as a land bird health study. During her volunteering, she has been involved in various activities of the CDF and has the opportunity to collaborate in other projects, such as Fisheries project, helping with fieldwork.


Tortoises of Española island, Galapagos: The survivors

It has been ten years since the Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme (GTMEP) started to research the migration of giant tortoises, how migration affects tortoise health and reproduction,...

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