Mario Baudoin

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Mario Jorge Baudoin Semanas (September 4, 1942 – May 18, 2019) was a Bolivian biologist and conservationist. He was known for his research in Bolivia and Costa Rica. He was a past director of the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Bolivia|, the Institute of Ecology at Higher University of San Andrés, and the La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica.[1][2]

In the early 1990s, he was involved in the creation of the Servicio Nacional de Áreas Protegidas (SERNAP), which led to the 1995 creation of Madidi National Park.[1] He won the 2008 Distinguished Services Award from the Society for Conservation Biology.

Baudoin was born in Sucre, Bolivia. He studied at the City University of New York and at University of Michigan.[3] Baudoin died in La Paz, Bolivia on May 18, 2019 at the age of 76.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profesor Mario Baudoin, una vida de aporte a la ciencia y al medio ambiente". Periódico Digital PIEB (in Spanish). 21 May 2019.
  2. "Mario Baudoin: un convencido de la protección a la biodiversidad". Archivo Documental Isiboro Sécure (in Spanish). 22 May 2019.
  3. "Curriculum Vitae: Mario Jorge Baudoin Weeks". Biodiversity and Economically Important Species in the Tropical Andes. 23 March 2003. Retrieved 2 June 2019.