About us

Elena Abella Pérez

Group coordinator

Dr. Elena Abella is an Oceanographer, PhD Ecology and Management of Living Marine Resources by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC). Her expertise is related to sea turtle conservation and management, focusing in nesting behaviour and nest ecology.  She has a deep expertise in sea turtle conservation and outreach projects in the field, both as biologist and as project manager. Currently, she is an expertise advisor of several regional and main governments in Spain and Cabo Verde Republic. She is also an active member of the board of the NGO BIOS.CV of Cabo Verde (Associação para a Conservação do Meio Ambiente e o Desenvolvimento), the West Africa Marine Turtle Specialist Group (MTSG/SSC/UICN), and she promotes the Spanish Sea Turtle Networking (AHE). In the last years, she has developed social and educational projects as a director.