Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta is the Director of the Water and Wetlands Program and the Associated Director of the Birds Program of Pronatura Noroeste, based in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora. He obtained his PhD, specializing in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Arizona.
Osvel has worked in research and conservation projects in Northwestern Mexico since 1997, especially in riparian and wetland areas in the Desert of Sonora. Some of his recent activities include the monitoring and recovery of threatened species, the implementation of conservation and monitoring program for birds, the implementation of restoration community programs, and the creation of liaisons with governments and communities for the conservation of birds and their habitats.
In recent years, he has designed and directed the efforts to restore the Colorado River delta, including the implementation of strategies to reestablish the water flows in the river and the implementation of reforestation activities and wetland restoration. Nationally and internationally, he has participated in the design of strategies for the conservation of rivers and wetlands, the conservation of key areas for birds, and in the design of monitoring protocols for protected species.