Andres is marine biologist with a specialization on Marine and Freshwater Resources’ Management; for his Master’s thesis, he identified and characterized critical habitats used by scalloped hammerhead sharks in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica. During the last 10 years has been involved in different fisheries research projects. Andres is a professional with a strong commitment to marine conservation and focuses its work in research and protection of sharks.
Ilena is a marine biologist and Magister Scientiae in Wildlife Conservation and Management. She has worked in research, education and conservation of sharks with national organizations and with the National University of Costa Rica. She is very interested on sharks nursery areas, in fact in her thesis of master degree, she characterized the fisheries ecology of the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) in the Central Pacific of Costa Rica, describing its distribution and alimentation in nursery area.
Promote the conservation and the responsible use of marine resources, especially of sharks, through the development of integrated projects of marine education and scientific research. In our effort, we hope to be firm and true to our ideals, always respecting the environmental and human welfare.
With its operations center in Guanacaste Province, in the North Pacific of Costa Rica, Mision Tiburon focuses its efforts on the following areas: