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I am a Brazilian biodiversity scientist and nature photographer with a passion for wild life and wild places.

Through my photography, publications and public speaking, I hope to inspire people to think more carefully about biological conservation and the preservation of our planet.


2021 Winner of Maxwell/Hanrahan Awards in Field Biology

2019 Future Leader in Amphibian Conservation Award

         Amphibian Survival Alliance

Rodolpho Von Inhering Award.   

        Best PhD Thesis in Zoology 2014-2015

        Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia


National Geographic Explorer (2016-present)

Research Associate     

        American Museum of Natural History (New York, NY)


        California State Polytechnic University (Arcata, CA)


        Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (Brazil)

Director of Strategic Planning

         Instituto Boitatá (NGO, Conservation) 

BRA_2328 - Website - Biodiversity and Wildlife - Pedro Peloso
By Piotr Redlinski
By Marcelo Sturaro
By Adriano Gambarini
By Marcelo Sturaro
By Leo Miranda
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