Meet the ACEER >> Jose Cueva Santos
Jose’s Social Links:
Alianza para una Amazonia sostenible Perú y ACEER Foundation
Jose Cueva Santos
ACEER Member since: 2020-2023
Professional Affiliation: Alianza para una Amazonia sostenible Perú y ACEER Foundation
"Conservación es proteger y conservar la biodiversidad del mundo entero."
José is from the northern Peruvian region of Piura, where he grew up and first developed a travel itch and a fascination with the natural world. He came to the Amazonian region of Madre de Dios several years ago and, after working for several other regional NGOs, took a job with ASA at Finca Las Piedras as the head chef. That's when José's passion for birds really took flight—he would spend every available minute in the rainforest observing and taking photos of rare birds and other creatures, quickly becoming an exceptional ornithologist. He later rejoined ASA as a Lead Naturalist, to continue to develop his skills as a field biologist and conservationist, and to contribute to the ASA's research, reforestation, and education projects. José's position at ASA is supported by the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER).