Adrián Bonilla Salazar – Marine Biologist


Adrian is a Marine Biologist, graduated from National University of Costa Rica and native from Alajuela, Costa Rica.  He has been part of RPT staff since 2015, and during this period Adrian has been working in the Sea Turtle Conservation Program, Monitoring the Hawksbill Turtle at the Marino Ballena National Park, which seeks to identify areas of aggregation of this turtle.  He is also responsible for the Bird Monitoring, which is done every week at RPT trails, Tortuga Beach and around Ojochal, in order to have a real record of birds that inhabit the area, as well as what kind of distribution.

Other projects in which he collaborates: Caimans and Crocs Monitoring Program carried out in the Térraba, Balso and Turtle rivers.  This project aims to study the habitat and distribution of these predators in the area. Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) Nesting Season from July to January; where he was part of the group of workers in the 2012-2013 season, this project is also included within the Sea Turtle Conservation Program. The Support Environmental Education Projects when his assistance is required. In addition, he also work with volunteers and students who come to the reserve as part of the internship program and volunteerism.