Staff - Refugio Herpetologico Costa Rica

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Biologist M.Sc. Rodolfo Vargas Leiton   
With a vast experience of 11 years in wildlife management and especially in reptiles, Rodolfo is the founder and director of our Refugio Herpetologico.

Advertising and Public Relations Assistant Director Alice Boracchia
Responsible for everything related to image and communication of our shelter; Alice's main goal is to ensure that environmental education messages reach all visitors and the media.

Veterinarian Dr. Ricardo Jimenez
Dr. Ricardo is the veterinary doctor in charge of the shelter, with extensive experience in wildlife, Ricardo is responsible for saving the life of all injured animal cases that arrive to the shelter, as well as make appropriate checks all the animals we receive daily.

Field assistant Edwin Soto
Our great field assistant Edwin comes from the indigenous Huetar Zone, the beloved people of Zapatón! Lived his entire life surrounded by nature and is in his being the respect for nature. With excellent vision and handling of animals, Edwin is one of our main esential helpers.

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