Profile: Carlos Bianchi has a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Ecology, both from University of Brasilia.
For over 12 years, he has been involved with research and conservation projects mainly involving parrot species in captivity and in the wild. He worked for three years (1999-2001) as the Bird Curator for the Brasilia Zoological Garden, where he improved the captive collection of parrot species.
In 2001, he went to work as a consultant for threatened species in the Fauna Protection Coordination of IBAMA (Brazilian Federal Agency of Environment). During that time, he was actively involved in the establishment of conservation strategies for a number of species, becoming a member of several conservation committees such as for the Spix Macaw, Lear's Macaw, Hyacinth Macaw, Golden Conure, Alagoas Curassow and some Brazilian raptors. He also has contributed in several publications, including Conservation Action Plans, for a number of Brazilian endangered species.
Carlos is currently a Doctoral cadidate in Wildlife with a Fulbright/CAPES Scholarship at the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, working on the endangered Pfrimer’s parakeet in central Brazil.