- Ms Daniela Arpigiani (Argentina) is doing a Specialization in Remote Sensing & GIS applied to the study of Natural Resources & Agriculture Production at the Graduate School Alberto Sorianao in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Daniela will enhance her skills in the conservation of natural resources and sustainable land use, and the use of GIS tools fior environmental assessment, communication and education.
- Ms Susan Diaz Herrera (Chile) starts a Postgraduate in Strategic Management Communications at the Pontificia de Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago. This training is in line with Susan's aim to bring wide social recognition to conservation objectives, and strengthen WWF's impact in such areas as the reduction of ecological footprint in salmon farming, forestry and smart fishing.
- Ms Inti Keith (Ecuador) is in the final year of her PhD in Marine Invasive Species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve at the University of Dundee, Scotland. The project aims to minimize the impact of invasive species on the biodiversity of the Galapagos Marine Reserve by creating risk assessment tools for the prevention, early detection and management of invasive marine species along with rapid response protocols.
- Mr Gregorio R Lanza (Bolivia) will take the Training Course in Economic Tools for Conservation at Stanford Unibversity, USA, where he will acquire additional skills to inform and influence policy in Bolvia.
- Ms Maria Constanza Rios-Marin (Colombia) starts the final year of her PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology at the University of Florida, USA. Her research focuses on the "Networks of Reserves of the Civil Society" in Colombia. Constanza's work seeks to integrate social sciences into more inclusive policies in rural development and conservation. Using conservation psychology and social networks analysis tools, she hopes to provide insights into people's motivations to engage in voluntary conservation initiatives and on the social, economic and governance factors that foster or hinder a broader and more effective participation of civil society in conservation.
- Mr Yuri Salmona (Brazil) pursues a Course in GIS applied to the Environment at the Geosciences Institute, University of Brasilia, Brazil. Yuri's work focusses on the conservation of the Cerrado, a WWF priority area, in particular through the use of GIS tools and communal participation.
- Ms Mariana Vedoveto (Brazil) begins the final year of her Masters in Environmental Studies at Yale University, USA. Mariana wants to influence policy-makers and support efforts to achieve a low carbon economy and decrease deforestation in the Brazilian Amazaon, a WWF priority area.
- Ms Myriam Velázquez (Paraguay) is in the final year of her Masters in Conservation Biology at the National University of Asunción, Paraguay. She will continue working for the Moises Bertoni Foundation and apply her new skills in the research and management of natural resources of forest reserves protecting the lasts remnants of the Atlantic Forest in Paraguay, one of WWF's priority ecoregions.
Daniela Arpigiani of Argentina
Susan Diaz Herrera of Chile
Inti Keith of Ecuador
Maria Constanza Rios Marin of Colombia
Yuri Salmona of Brazil
Mariana Vedoveto of Brazil
Myriam Velazquez of Paraguay