Lucila Castro is a biologist graduated from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina. She is the current Argentina Director of Natura International. Her main interests are conservation, population ecology and protected areas. Her strengths challenged through the articulation of scientific and technical work, institutional and government sector interactions and local community outreach, all aimed towards the accomplishment of clear conservation goals. She is also working on a PhD project focusing on mammal conservation. Since 2010, Lucila is a member of the GCFA (High Andean Flamingo Conservation Group) and coordinates the Flamingo population census at the Mar Chiquita Lake in the Cordoba Province, and is also a member of the Flamingo Specialist Group and the Connectivity and Conservation Specialist Group of the IUCN. She is also a Board Member (Member-at-Large, early career scientist) at the International Society on Salt Lake Research, and a Collaborative Researcher at the National Mexico University’s Institute of Ecology.