Lucila Castro is a biologist, having graduated from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, with interests in conservation biology, ecology, and protected areas. She is currently a PhD candidate working on mammal conservation ecology in the Chaco Forest, Central Argentina. Since 2010, Lucila has been a member of the High Andean Flamingo Conservation Group (GCFA), where she coordinates aerial flamingo census at Mar Chiquita Lake, in the Cordoba Province. Lucila is also member of the Flamingo Specialist Group and the Connectivity and Conservation Specialist Group of IUCN. She is a board member of the International Society on Salt Lakes Research, and a collaborative researcher at the National Mexico University’s Institute of Ecology. During 5 years she was the head of the South America Program of the NGO Pacific Biodiversity Institute and in recent years she has participated in numerous research and training projects in the United States, Australia, England, Mexico and Argentina.