Irene Peña Galindo


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

She has been analyzing samples from Giant Tortoises, for the Galapagos Tortoise Health Programme, although also, but has also had the opportunity as a vet to support other areas such as the land bird project and supporting the National Park Veterinarian.

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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