Marine conservation and research
Ana Belén is a biologist, dedicated to marine conservation and research. She has worked in continental Ecuador and the Caribbean with subtidal ecological monitoring, stock assessment and identification of deep species in the Galapagos Islands. She also contributed in various environmental education activities, socialization of conservation projects and sustainable fishing. Because of her passion for marine conservation, she was selected as a student of the Conservation Leadership Program (an association with three of the world's leading biodiversity conservation organizations: Fauna and Flora International, Birdlife International and WCS) a network to which she still belongs. She was also named Ambassador for the Conservation of the Environment and Biodiversity for Ecuador and the Dominican Republic by the UN Noble Order of Human Rights (NOHE-UN) to help in the fulfilment of the SDGs 14. She is currently studying the International Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea) and working as an external advisor for Tepaconservation across Europe.