Hometown: Ejido Luis Encinas Johnson
Juan Butro was born in the Mexicali Valley in a small colonia near Ejido Guadalupe Victoria in Baja, California. For more than 35 years he has been an ejiditario in Ejido Luis Encinas Johnson. He has collaborated with government agencies and a variety of non-profit organizations to conserve the natural resources of the region. Juan has 18 years of experience in bird observation and guiding visitors to the Ciénega de Santa Clara to promote sustainable development in his community and the protection of the Ciénega. He has worked as a field technician for Pronatura Noroeste (conducting bird monitoring work) and for the Comisión de Ecología para el Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora (CEDES), working to implement the monitoring and outreach plan for priority wetlands in the Upper Gulf of California and Colorado River Delta Biosphere Reserve. In the mid-1990s Juan was part of the Liaison and Advisory Group for the Biosphere Reserve, as well as a member of the working group to implement the Reserve’s management plan. He enjoys spending time with others and admiring nature.
Additional training: Tourism guiding courses/workshops (1996, 1997, 2007)
|Bird Guide Experience||★★★★★|
|Natural and Cultural History Interpretation||★★★★★|
The guides highlighted on this website, working closely with Site Coordinators from Pronatura Noroeste, have completed various levels of certification and have proven themselves to be capable, responsible, and trustworthy leaders.