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Clara Espírito Santo


Academic Degree

Master's

Category

Colaboradores

About

Research Context

Portugal

Research Interests

Human Dimensions | Endangered Species | Public Attitudes | Facilitation

Institutional Subunit

NOVA FCSH

Biographical Note

Clara Espirito-Santo is a biologist (Univ. Lisbon – Portugal) with a MSc in Human Dimensions in Wildlife Management (Memorial Univ. Newfoundland – Canada), working for 20 years on opinion surveys and public involvement processes in Iberian wolf management, as a consultant and independent researcher. She also works as a facilitator in complex processes of environmental conservation. After a post-graduate course in Nature Tourism, she also gained professional experience in ecotourism when running her own business in northern Portugal until 2014.

All projects

Data updated on 23-01-2022, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.

2021/09/20-2023/10/31

RUN-EU - Regional University Network (European University)

0000-0000

Technical development

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria

Financiers: European Commission

2020/09-2022

LIFE LxAquila - Stewardship network for the conservation of peri-urban Bonellis eagles

LIFE19 NAT/PT/000414 LxAquila

Researcher

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves

Financiers: European Commission

2019/10/01-2020/10/31

RA2019 - Recenseamento Agrícola 2019

RA2019

Technical development

INE - Instituto Nacional de Estatística I.P.

Financiers: INE - Instituto Nacional de Estatística I.P.

2019-

Scaling up Rewilding in the Greater Côa Valley

Scaling up Rewilding in the Greater Côa Valley

Researcher

Associação Rewilding Portugal

Financiers: ARCADIA - A charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing & Peter Baldwin

2019-2020

LIFE WOLFLUX - Decreasing socio-ecological barriers to connectivity for wolves south of the Douro river

LIFE17 NAT/PT/000554 WolFlux

Researcher

Associação Rewilding Portugal

Financiers: European Commission

2018-2019

LIFE EUROLARGECARNIVORES - Improving human coexistence with large carnivores in Europe through communication and transboundary cooperation

LIFE16 GIE/DE/000661 EUROLARGECARNIVORES

Technical development

Elmauer Institute; ANP/WWF Portugal

Financiers: European Commission

2015/01-2018/12

LIFE+ IBERLINCE - Recovery of the historical distribution for Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) in Spain and Portugal

LIFE10 NAT/ES/570 Iberlince

Researcher

Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia

Financiers: European Commission

2014/05/01-2014/09/30

Corredores para a vida selvagem: modelação espacial da pressão humana e a sua utilidade para a conservação do lobo ibérico

PTDC/AAC-AMB/111457/2009

Research Fellow

Centro de Ecologia Evolução e Alterações Ambientais

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2013/01-2017/09

LIFE-Med Wolf - Best practice actions for wolf conservation in Mediterranean-type areas

LIFE 11NAT/IT/069 MEDWOLF

Researcher

Grupo Lobo

Financiers: European Commission

2007/10/02-2014/12/31

Ecoturismo e valorização de produtos locais em Trás-os-Montes

49/2008

Other

Montes de Encanto lda

2005/01-2007/04

LIFE-COEX - Improving Coexistence among Large Carnivores and Agriculture in Southern Europe

LIFE04 NAT/IT/000144 COEX

Researcher

Grupo Lobo

Financiers: European Commission

2001/02/01-2001/08/31

A População Lupina a Sul do Rio Douro em Portugal. Análise Temporal, Atitudes Públicas e Aperfeiçoamento dos Corredores Ecológicos

POCTI/34733/1999

Scientific Initiation Fellow

Grupo Lobo; Centro de Ecologia Evolução e Alterações Ambientais

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2000/01/02-2001/01/31

O Lobo a Sul do Rio Douro: A Importância dos Factores Sociais na Tomada de Decisões para a Conservação

Projeto SIGNATUS

Research Fellow

Grupo Lobo

Financiers: Bernd Thies - Stiftung

1999/10-1999/10

The Zululand Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) Conservation and Management Programme; Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, KwaZulu-Natal, África do Sul

The Zululand Wild Dog Programme

Other

1999/10/01-1999/12/31

Atitudes Públicas para com o Lobo Ibérico: Estudo da Realidade Portuguesa

n.a.

Scientific Initiation Fellow

Grupo Lobo

Financiers: Bernd Thies - Stiftung; IPAMB - Instituto de Promoção Ambiental (APA)

1997-1998

Desenvolvimento de um Modelo de Gestão Integrada do Montado (Praxis XXI)

Praxis XXI

Other

Centro de Ecologia Evolução e Alterações Ambientais; Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

All Publications

Data updated on 23-01-2022 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Conference poster

Living with the Iberian Lynx: 'different strokes for different folks'

Lopes-Fernandes, Margarida; Espirito-Santo, Clara; Frazão-Moreira, Amélia, VII Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Antropologia. 04-06-2019.

Journal article

The return of the Iberian lynx to Portugal: local voices

Lopes-Fernandes, Margarida; ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA; Frazão-Moreira, Amélia, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. 3. 14. 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13002-017-0200-9 . 10.1186/s13002-017-0200-9 . Published

Magazine article

Breeding solutions: participatory meetings with livestock breeders in Iberia concerning coexistence with wolves.

Rainha, Luis; Ribeiro, Silvia; ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA; Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco; Cortijo, Carolina Martín; Leiva, Isabel Diez; Oteros-Rozas, Elisa; Oberhuber, Theo, Carnivore Damage Prevention News. 64 - 79. 17. 2018. http://medwolf.eu/index.php/cdpnews-por.html .

Magazine article

Farmers' acceptance of wolves in Portugal. Just a question of time?

ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA; Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco, Carnivore Damage Prevention News. 17. 2018. http://medwolf.eu/index.php/cdpnews-por.html .

Conference abstract

Attitudes of famers towards wolves and wolf management in different regions in Portugal.

ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA; Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco, 21-04-2017.

Conference abstract

Assessing wolf ecotourism potential: an example from central Portugal

ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA; Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco, 21-04-2017.

Conference poster

Trabalhar para a coexistência entre o Homem e o Lobo

Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco; Ambrósio, Isabel; Brandão, Ricardo; Borges, Carla; Carvalho, Joaquim; Espirito-Santo, Clara; García, Emílio; et al, 16º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia. 10-11-2017.

Conference poster

Assessing wolf ecotourism potential: an example from central Portugal

Espirito-Santo, Clara; Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco, Wolf Management and Conservation in North America and Europe. An Unresolved Conflict. 23-04-2017.

Conference abstract

Attitudes and beliefs of interest groups and the public towards Iberian wolves in Beira Interior, Central Portugal.

ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA; Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco, 29-10-2016.

Conference poster

Mapping the risk for the wolf: the illegal use of poisoning and poaching in Beira Interior, Portugal

Ferrão da Costa, Gonçalo; Brandão, Ricardo; Infante, Samuel; Ribeiro, Silvia; ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA; Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco, IV Congresso Ibérico do Lobo. 10-2016.

Conference poster

O ecoturismo como veículo de informação para a conservação do lobo-ibérico na Beira Interior

Espirito-Santo, Clara; Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco, SciCom Portugal 2016 - Congresso de Comunicação de Ciência. 26-05-2016.

Conference poster

Atitudes públicas para com o lobo-ibérico em corredores de ligação entre áreas protegidas no Norte de Portugal

ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA; Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco, IV Congresso Ibérico do Lobo. 10-2016.

Conference poster

Ecotourism as a vehicle of information for Iberian wolf conservation in Beira Interior - Central Portugal

ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA; Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco, IV Congresso Ibérico do Lobo. 10-2016.

Report

Situação de referência para o Plano de Ação para a Conservação do Lobo-ibérico em Portugal.

Álvares, Francisco; Barroso, Inês; Costa, Gonçalo; ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA; Fonseca, Carlos; Godinho, Raquel; Nakamura, Mónia; et al., 2015. http://www2.icnf.pt/portal/pn/biodiversidade/patrinatur/especies/mamiferos/Situacao-referencia_PACLobo-2017.pdf .

Conference abstract

Living with predators: anthropological approaches to Iberian Lynx reintroduction

Lopes-Fernandes, Margarida; Espirito-Santo, Clara; Frazão-Moreira, Amélia, 06-08-2015.

Conference abstract

O papel do ecoturismo na conservação do lobo-ibérico em Portugal.

ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA; Freitas, Sandro, 25-11-2012.

Conference abstract

El (eco)turismo de lobos en la Península Ibérica: una aproximación al caso de la Reserva Regional de Caza Sierra de la Culebra.

Talegón Sevillano, Javier; ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA; García Rodríguez, Sergi; Martín Muñoz, María; de la Peña, E; Santiago, José Luís, 25-11-2012.

Conference abstract

Ecoturismo e valorização de produtos locais

Espirito-Santo, Clara, 19-10-2012.

Thesis / Dissertation

Human Dimensions in Iberian Wolf Management in Portugal: attitudes and beliefs of interest groups and the public toward a fragmented wolf population

ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA, master. Memorial University of Newfoundland . 2007. https://research.library.mun.ca/10467/ .

Conference abstract

Perceptions of the agricultural world and of environmental governmental authorities about the compensation system in Portugal

Espirito-Santo, Clara, 09-03-2007.

Journal article

Factors Affecting the Placement of Common Genet Latrine Sites in a Mediterranean Landscape in Portugal

ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA; Rosalino, Luís M.; Santos-Reis, Margarida, Journal of Mammalogy. 201 - 207. 1. 88. 2007. http://dx.doi.org/10.1644/05-mamm-a-343r3.1 . 10.1644/05-mamm-a-343r3.1 . Published

Conference abstract

Coexistência com o lobo - diminuição dos conflictos com o Homem

Espirito-Santo, Clara, 14-10-2007.

Conference abstract

Improving the Coexistence of Wolves and Man in Portugal

Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco; Ribeiro, Silvia; ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA, 2006.

Conference abstract

Dimensão humana na conservação do lobo no centro de Portugal

Espirito-Santo, Clara; Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco, 10-11-2005.

Magazine article

Human Dimensions in Iberian Wolf Management in Portugal.

ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA; Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco, Wolf Print. 7 - 9. 20. 2004. https://ukwct.org.uk/index.php?page=wolf-print-archive .

Conference abstract

Factors affecting selection and intensity of use of latrine sites by common genets in Portugal

Espirito-Santo, Clara; Ferreira, Joaquim; Rosalino, Luís M.; Margarida Santos-Reis, 12-09-2000.

Conference poster

Public Attitudes Toward the Iberian Wolf: A Portuguese Study

Espirito-Santo, Clara; Bath, Alistair; Petrucci-Fonseca, Francisco, Carnivores 2000: A Conference on Carnivore Conservation and Biology in the 21st Century. 12-11-2000.

Conference abstract

El papel de los excrementos como instrumento de marcaje por la Gineta en el SO de Portugal

Espirito-Santo, Clara, 07-12-1999.

Conference poster

Marking behaviour of the common genet in SW Portugal

Espirito-Santo, Clara, British Ecological Society Winter Meeting 1999. 20-12-1999.

Thesis / Dissertation

O comportamento de marcação de Genetta genetta (Linnaeus, 1758) na Serra de Grândola.

ESPIRITO-SANTO, CLARA, degree. Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências . 1998.

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