J. Rodrigo Orozco Torres
Dedicated for the past 20 years to the research of arthropods, especially in the arachnid branch, he founded and now presides over the “Tarantulas of Mexico” UMA (Management and Preservation Unit), which is an institution dedicated to the preservation and reproduction of tarantula species that are in danger of extinction, becoming the first institution with this purpose in Mexican history.
He has participated as speaker in several lectures, such as:
- National Conservation Week and National Environment Week organized by the SEMARNAT in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
- First and second “Symposiums on Handling and Upkeep of Tarantulas in Captivity”, held at UNAM, organized by TARANTULAS MX Management and Preservation Unit, and the UNAM Veterinary School, in Mexico City.
- BIOJACO, biosphere in the states of Jalisco and Colima for the conservation of species, in Guadalajara, Mexico.
- At the UNAM Environmental Fauna Preservation Unit, in Mexico City.
- In several rural counties in the states of Michoacán and Jalisco, among others.
He has been working for the past eight years in the education and entrepreneurial areas, and has visited over 40 institutions presenting exhibitions or lectures and conferences on the environment, endangered species, and on de-mystification of animals considered as poisonous or harmful.
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