Roberto Pedraza, from WLT's Mexican partners Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG), visited the UK in March as part of a programme supported by the World Land Trust. Roberto's visit was aimed at raising awareness of the work of GESG within the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve.
Roberto gave presentations at three different venues during his visit to the UK: Institute for the Study of the Americas in London, University of East Anglia in Norwich and The Cut Arts Centre in Halesworth, Suffolk.
The first lecture at the Institute for the Study of the Americas in London was attended by supporters of the World Land Trust and students at the Institute. Roberto's presentation is available on the institute's website.
Roberto's next lecture was given to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. This was part of a series of lectures run by the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Centre, at the University.
Roberto ended his visit to the UK by joining Suffolk author Bernadine Coverley, at the Cut Arts Centre in Halesworth. Bernadine read extracts from her book: 'Garden of the Jagur' and Roberto gave a wonderful presentation on GESG which included his spectacular photos of the reserve and its wildlife, including several camera trap photos of Jaguar, Puma and Ocelot.
All three events provided a great insight into the work of GESG and the huge range habitats and wildlife on the reserve. Roberto's enthusiasm and passion for his work was evident and it was clear that many people in the audience would love to visit Sierra Gorda, a very special area in Central Mexico. For more about Sierra Gorda and the recent conservation work of GESG, see our news section.