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Jose Arturo Garcia Dominguez is the Author of Tale of ChipiloJosé Arturo García Domínguez was born in Mexico City, México. His interest in birds began when he was a young boy and saw a pair of shrikes nesting in a tree behind his family’s apartment. He spent hours watching the pair through his uncle’s binoculars. While attending Autonomous University in Baja California, México, he worked on a research project examining the winter ecology of Brant (Branta bernicla nigricans). In 2002, he moved to Xalapa, Veracruz, México where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Veracruz, México. While attending the university, he completed an undergraduate project entitled “Conservation of marine and aquatic birds of Tamiahua Lagoon”. He also has worked on avian projects in Montana, Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, Veracruz, México, Isabel Island National Park, Nayarit, México, and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, which is located in southern México. Currently, Arturo is working on his PhD at the Institute of Biotechnology and Applied Ecology of the University of Veracruz. He is studying the potential distribution and genetic variability of the Perote ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus perotensis). The results of this project will be used to update the conservation status of this species and develop conservation measures to protect it.
 
Jose Raul Vazquez Perez is the Illustrator of Tale of ChipiloJosé Raúl Vázquez Pérez was born in Ocozocoautla de Espinosa, México. His interest in birds began when he volunteered for a project in 2001 to study birds in El Ocote Biosphere Reserve in Chiapas, México. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Arts and Sciences of Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México. While attending the university, he completed an undergraduate project entitled “Diversity of diurnal raptors in El Ocote Biosphere Reserve”. In 2010, he received a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Management and Rural Development from College of the Southern Border (ECOSUR) in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México. His thesis was entitled “Density and Habitat Use of owls in El Ocote Biosphere Reserve”. He also has worked on avian projects in Huitepec and Moxviquil Nature Preserves in Chiapas, México. Currently, Raúl is working on a research project to further conservation efforts for threatened and endangered bird species that occur in cloud forest habitat located in Chiapas, México.