Latin America Program

Magellanic penguins in Latin America

Latin America Programs

The Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center’s Latin America Program is led by Dr. Marcela Uhart. Her work touches on a variety of issues in South America, including the population health of the southern right whale and the effects of lead ammunition on waterfowl. You can support Latin American Programs directly or reach Dr. Uhart at

Also in Latin America, the Students for One Health have established an evidence-based, interdisciplinary community health project and research platform in Nicaragua, where students travel annually. Meanwhile, the Oiled Wildlife Care Network has formed a partnership in Ensenada, Mexico, where they are training and educating a team for oil spill response and wildlife rehabilitation.