Ainoa Nieto

Researcher and laboratory manager

Ainoa Nieto Claudin is a Spanish wildlife veterinarian with previous experience in zoo and wildlife medicine, and rehabilitation of marine and terrestrial species. She moved to the Galapagos Islands in 2011 and has worked for several conservation institutions within the islands.

Since 2016, she is the laboratory manager of the Charles Darwin Research Station, and she is also working for the Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme as veterinarian and researcher. She is currently conducting a health assessment of the giant tortoises, to better understand their health status and its implications for the conservation of the entire ecosystem.

Her true passion is the conservation of wildlife within their natural habitat, and her goal is to transmit the importance of wildlife health for the well-being of all humans and non-human’s inhabitants.


Science and Conservation at the Edge of a Volcano in Galapagos

Last July, members of the Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme (GTMEP) spent a week in Alcedo Volcano, one of the biggest volcanoes of the Galapagos Islands and home of the largest...

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