We are a conservation-minded tour operator that aims to contribute to our understanding of the world’s biodiversity and help to protect biologically rich habitats. As we travel to some of the world’s most significant biodiversity hotspots, we aim to provide local scientists with data and funding through contributions from tour sales and our conservation efforts.
Robert is a biologist and naturalist with a love for all things wild. He is an amateur lepidopterist and has spent the last seven years researching the moth fauna of North Carolina. Identifying and protecting regional biodiversity is a core motivator in his work, research, and daily life. Robert loves to share his passion and knowledge of the lepidopteran world with all who will listen and is always eager to increase his understanding of our world’s fauna.
Fredy Montero Abril
Colombia Expert and Guide
Fredy is a lepidopterist passionate about the fauna of his home country, Colombia. Since 2000 he has researched butterflies in almost every region of the country and some of the best places to find and observe butterflies around the territory. His photographs of live butterflies in their natural habitat enrich several different literary works about butterflies. He has also co-authored several scientific articles describing species previously untreated life cycles in the literature. Since 2012 he has acted as a guide for scientific expeditions, and tourists alike attracted Colombia’s incredible biodiversity.
Robert Gallardo and Oliva Diaz
Honduras Butterfly and Bird Experts and Guides
Robert was born and raised in California and had a passion for nature from an early age, especially butterflies. After graduating from Humboldt State University in 1992 with a degree in Natural Resource Planning and Interpretation, he joined the Peace Corps, served three years in Honduras, and has resided there ever since. He eventually became the country’s leading ornithologist and produced and self-published two bird guides. He also trained the country’s bird watching guides and was the first person to successfully reach out to the highest levels in the Honduran government on the importance of Nature Tourism. He and his partner, Olivia, began working in earnest on a future Guide to the Butterflies of Honduras in early 2016 and have already discovered several new species for science. They reside in their fifty-acre rainforest realm of Emerald Valley, home to over 670 species of butterflies.
Wildlife Guide and Driver Extraordinaire
Chris is a naturalist whose primary interests are butterflies, birds, dragonflies, reptiles, and mammals. Raised in Ohio, Chris spent much of his young life banding birds and learning about wildlife from his father. Chris enjoys sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge with others and spending as much time as possible outside enjoying nature.