Jean Paul Perret
With studies in the Department of Forestry at the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Jean Paul is a GIS specialist. He has worked for 8 years in the marine conservation NGO Mundo Azul and has been an independent consultant for companies such as Walsh and Golder performing environmental impact studies for offshore projects. In addition, Jean Paul has participated in two National Geographic expeditions in Peru and Bolivia.
Having started traveling throughout Peru in high school, Jean Paul has now participated in more than 100 expeditions in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. On these trips he has combined his passion for wildlife observation with photography.
As an amateur wildlife photographer, Jean Paul created the group Birds of Peru on Flickr (www.flickr.com/groups/birdsofperu) and has published articles about wildlife in such magazines as Viajeros. He is also experienced in mountaineering, opening new routes in the Cordillera Central and repeating classic routes in the Cordillera Blanca.
Currently, Jean Paul works as a bird guide for companies like Kolibri Expeditions and Manu Expeditions. He also has his own company, Neotropical Birding Tours. Through this company he works closely with the NGO Neotropical Primate Conservation. Together, they are working to create three private conservation areas in the North of Peru and had offered a series of workshops for tour guides.