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Ricardo Malaver ACERO

Wildlife Veterinarian - Veterinary Microsurgeon

Work History

Jul 2014Jul 2015

Professor of Wildlife Health and Conservation

UNIVERSIDAD DEL TOLIMA

Training veterinary students in Wildlife Health and Conservation  / Preventive Veterinary Medicine / Conservation Medicine

Jul 2012Jan 2013

LATIN AMERICAN CENTER FOR MALARIA RESEARCH AND CONTROL / CONSORCIO PARA LA INVESTIGACIÓN CIENTIFICA / PRIMATE CENTER

Wildlife Trade Legislation, Primate preventive veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Research

May 2007May 2008

Wildlife Veterinary Officer wet Environmental Impact Assesment division

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE OF COLOMBIA

I  provided  technical  support  at  Environmental Impact Assesment division in  wildlife  trade  legislation,  wildlife  diseases management in National Parks as well as the inter-institutional and interstate public health work.

May 2003Dec 2006

Protected area management consultant 

ARAGUATOS CONSERVATION AND PRIMATOLOGY CENTRE 

I worked in  many  field  research  projects  such  as   wildlife  trade  research,  community  environmental education and technical support in Conservation medicine  and wildlife management (neotropical primates)

Education

Jul 2014Jul 2016

Master in Sustainable Development

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SALLE 

Environmental Health 

Jul 1998Dec 2005

Bachelor of Veterrinary Medicine 

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SALLE 

inter-institutional and interstate Veterinary Public health work.

PUBLICATIONS

Malaver –Acero, R. 2009 Acontecimientos epidemiológicos de los últimos 10 años relacionados con Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia. En: Evaluación Ambiental y gestión de riesgos en Áreas Protegidas. [CD-ROM]. (Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia, 2009) Paredes G (Ed.). ISBN 978958-97802-9-9


Malaver –Acero, R. 2007, Ponderación del riesgo de introducción del virus de influenza aviar al sistema de Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia.Tesis de pregrado para la obtencion del titulo de Médico Veterinario.Universidad de La Salle.Bogota, Colombia

Malaver –Acero, R. 2004, ‘Fauna Silvestre de Colombia’. In: Material de Lectura capacitación Servicio de Guardaparques Voluntarios, Ed. Bermudez, L., Hadjam, L & Rojas, S, Bogota, pp. 35 – 38.

VOLUNTEER WORK

KANYANA WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE, GOOSEBERRY HILL, WESTERN AUSTRALIA Jul 2008 – May 2012 Tasks: Implementing care of animals; diets, behaviour observations, cleaning, enriching and maintaining enclosures assisting veterinary nurses with procedures including administering medications as necessary


VOLUNTEER PARK RANGER SERVICES IN NATIONAL PARKS OF COLOMBIA October 2000 – Dec 2007 Dec 2007 Cocuy National Park; March- Dec 2006 Institutional Park Ranger ; Dec 2005 - Feb2006 Cocuy National Park; Feb-Nov 2005 Katios National Park; Dec 2004 Chingaza National Park; Jun - Jul 2004 Iguaque National Park; Jan - Dec 2003 Institutional Park Ranger; Aug 2003 Alto Fragua Indi Wasi National Park; Jul 2003 Pisba National Park; Dec and July 2001–2002-2003 Chingaza National Park; Oct– Dec 2000- Jan 2001 Tayrona National Park. Tasks: Supervise volunteer work, preliminary observation of wildlife areas in order to list and record the species present in those areas. Performed Park ranger’s tasks such as patrols (on foot), field technician, fauna monitoring populations, collection of field data , controlled tourist and researchers’access, wildlife radio-telemetry, environmental education, controlled extraction of biological resources and maintained facilities.


WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE BOGOTA, COLOMBIA March 2001 – Dec 2001 Tasks: Preparation of prescribed diets and feeding regimens; collect natural diet items; clean and maintain areas within enclosures; rotine maintenance; observe general animal health and behavior; environmental education with the visitors, present informal talks to guests; undertake other tasks as may be assigned.


SANTA CRUZ ZOO, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA March 2002 – Dec 2004 Tasks: Implementing daily care of animals; diets, behaviour observations, cleaning, enriching and maintaining enclosures, also involved in public relations events; presenting animals in daily public shows and guiding visitors on private tours of the show areas; assisting veterinarians with procedures including administering medications as necessary. Animals worked include: Spectacled bear, Coati, small primates Saguinus Oedipus, Saguinus (Tamarins ), jaguar, Puma, ocelot, river otters, various birds including: Andean condor, parrots and owls

REFEREES

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Fernando Nassar Montoya. Wildlife Vet. D.V.M. M.Sc. Universidad de la Salle. Director of Veterinary medicine Program Cra. 7 No-172-85 Teléfono:PBX: 57 1 677 26 99 Ext. 234 Bogotá D.C. Colombia Email: medicinaveterinaria@lasalle.edu.co

Gisela Paredes Leguizamón. Zootecnista. M.Sc. Subdirección Técnica. Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia Email: gparedes@parquesnacionales.gov.co Tel: (571) 353 2400 ext. 307 Bogota. / Mobile phone number : 300 2141303 – 571- 2769703