TEAM

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our founders

João Paulo Krajewski

& Roberta Bonaldo

João Paulo and Roberta are Brazilian biologists, with MSc and PhD  in Ecology. Combined, they have published more than 70 scientific papers, four books, and tens of popular articles on animal behaviour and ecology. Passionate about these subjects, they have founded the Natural History Brazil for producing videos on nature and wildlife, alongside their valuable collaborators. 

João Paulo Krajewski

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João Paulo is a wildlife photograher and filmmaker. He started in the filmmaking industry in 2008, when he became a presenter of Domingão Aventura, a segment of the show Domingão do Faustão, at Globo TV (Brazil). In 2016, João produced and presented the series Florestas Animais, exhibited by Animal Planet Brazil, Discovery Theather HD, and Animal Planet Latin America. In 2020, he produced the series Vida no Azul, which is currently aired by Animal Planet in Latin America and Iberia. He has also worked as consultant and camera for international productions of the BBC One, BBC Two, Netflix and National Geographic. Further, some of his images have been featured at productions of National Geographic, Fuji TV, among others. During his carreer, João has traveled to more than 60 countries and done more than 4,000 dives to capture images of wildlife and nature. 

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Roberta Martini Bonaldo

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After obtaining a PhD degree in Marine Biology, Roberta has worked as post-doctoral researcher in institutions in Brazil (Universidade de São Paulo) and the US (GA Tech) for 5 years. In 2016, Roberta started to work full-time with the production of images of nature and wildlife. Since then, she has worked as researcher, producer and camera to film companies in Brazil (Globo, Animal Planet Brazil) and other countries (BBC Studios, Humble Bee Films). In 2018,  she became one of the presenters of Domingão Aventura, a segment of the TV show Domingão do Faustão specialized in wildlife and adventure, at Globo TV. In 2020, she produced the series Animal Planet, currently aired by Animal Planet in Latin America and Iberia. During her career, Roberta's traveled to more than 40 countries for scientific research and filming work.

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Edson Faria Júnior

Edson is a biologist and dive instructor, with more than 3000 dives. Edson has a MSc. degree in Ecology, and founded the Explora Web magazine during his research, with the aim to bring, to the general public, themes related to the natural environment. Since then, he has won several photo awards and worked as camera for TV productions and documentaries. Passionate about outdoors, and working on conservation and communication, Edson has the ability to connect Academia, NGOs and society, in developing environmental media content for different platforms and projects. Among his projects, Edson has developed the website “Tropical Rainforests”, the documentary about the “Ecorais Project”, podcasts, web videos and educational campaigns. In 2020, he also worked as editor of the series Vida no Azul, currently aired by Animal Planet in Brazil, Latin America and Iberia.

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Marcelo Barreiros

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Marcelo is a biologist with wide experience in ornithology, specially in the Amazon and Atlantic forests in Brazil, and other regions in South America. He currently works as Birdwatching guide and free-lancer environmental consultant. He is also a specialist in recording high quality sounds.

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Andre de Luca

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Andre is a Biologist and Business Administrator who loves wildlife. Besides his expertise in ornithlogy, Andre has contributed to scientific publications of several animal groups. He works mostly as environmental consultant and birdwatching guide in different biomas of Brazil. Andre is also the senior organizer of the book "Áreas Importantes para a Conservação da Aves no Brasil. Parte II: Amazônia, Cerrado e Pantanal", and has worked for several projects for the conservation of Brazilian birds.

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Augusto Gomes

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Augusto is a Brazilian biologist, nature photographer and environmental storyteller. He has always been amazed by the grandeur of landscapes, the diversity of life, and the mysteries of our universe. Visiting the remaining wilderness on Earth and fighting for its conservation have become a life purpose.

For 10 years, Augusto has been involved in the research and conservation of South American nature, especially mountains, caves and bats, issues he has studied during his graduate and Master studies.

Augusto is interested in using photography and video to delight people about our world’s wonders and raise engagement to environmental issues. He’s a regular contributor of National Geographic, Biographic Magazine, Go Outside, World Nomads and several NGOs, websites and blogs on nature, adventure and conservation.

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