Dr. Julio Araújo is the program coordinator of CINCIA’s Aquatic Biodiversity program. Julio has extensive experience in establishing wildlife conservation monitoring systems in protected areas in the Peruvian Amazon. He has worked as a biologist in a number of research projects focusing on biodiversity conservation, the study of environmental impacts resulting from artisanal mining, agriculture, and large infrastructure, including those run by the National Amazon University of Madre de Dios, the National Major University of San Marcos, the Carnegie Institution for Science, the University of Florida and Duke University. Julio holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Huelva, Spain.