The Americas

Associated Projects

Guyana, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Puerto Rico

Red Siskin Initiative

Canada, Greenland, Iceland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Russian Federation

Arctic Crashes Project: Yakutat Harbor Seals



Kayla de Freitas

Kayla de Freitas

Secretary, South Rupununi Conservation Society

Kayla de Freitas serves as the secretary for the South Rupununi Conservation Society.

Mike Braun

Mike Braun

Research Scientist, National Museum of Natural History

Mike Braun is a research scientist in the Department of Vertebrate Zoology at the National Museum of Natural History.

Brian Coyle

Brian Coyle

Program Manager; Smithsonian Conservation Commons

Brian Coyle is a program manager with the Smithsonian Conservation Commons.

Leroy Ignacio

Leroy Ignacio

President, South Rupununi Conservation Society

Leroy Ignacio is the current president of the South Rupununi Conservation Society.

Kathryn Rodriguez-Clark

Kathryn Rodriguez-Clark

Population Ecologist, Smithsonian National Zoological Park & Conservation Biology Institute

Kathryn Rodriguez-Clark is a population ecologist at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park & Conservation Biology Institute and co-founder of the Red Siskin Initiative.

Hector Guzman. Credit: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.

Hector Guzman

Staff Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

A staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute since 1994, his studies of Central American marine species and habitats help equip policymakers and partners with solid science for developing stronger conservation approaches in sensitive natural areas.

Photo credit George Stoyle – Earth in Focus.

Steve Box

Vice President, Global Fisheries Solutions, RARE

Steve Box is a marine biologist studying the effects of fishing practices that endanger more than half of our ocean’s biodiversity. 

Carole Baldwin and lionfish sashimi. Photo Credit Barry Brown

Carole Baldwin

Curator of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History

In the waters off the coast of the southern Caribbean island of Curacao, Smithsonian marine biologist Carole Baldwin leads the Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) — a Smithsonian effort to explore life on poorly studied tropical deep reefs and monitor changes in these ecosystems over time.