Joe Nunez-MinoBat Conservation Trust | BATS · Communications & Fundraising
I direct and manage Bat Conservation Trust's (BCT's) communications, fundraising, outreach and engagement strategy
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Joe Nunez-Mino currently works as the Director of Communications & Fundraising, Bat Conservation Trust. Joe is also involved in research in Zoology, Conservation and Ecology.
July 2012 - January 2014
TRAFFIC (Wildlife trade monitoring program )
- Timber Trade Programme Officer
October 2005 - July 2009
- Senior Biodiversity Research Coordinator
While the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2, has renewed genomic surveillance efforts in wildlife, there has been limited characterisation of bat-borne coronaviruses in Europe. We collected 48 faecal samples from all but one of the 17 bat species breeding in the UK, through an extensive network of bat rehabilitators and conservationists, and...
This poster provides an overview of the activities of the Bat Conservation Trust grouped by the organisations key objectives. BCT is the leading non-governmental organisation for the conservation of bats in the UK and our work is underpinned by science.
Cloud forests are amongst the most biologically unique, yet threatened, ecosystems in Mesoamerica. We summarize the ecological value and conservation status of a well-studied cloud forest site: Cusuco National Park (CNP), a 23,440 ha protected area in the Merendón mountains, northwest Honduras. We show cnp to have exceptional biodiversity; of 966 t...
Comparative assessment of the relative information content of different independent spatial data types is necessary to evaluate whether they provide congruent biogeographic signals for predicting species ranges. Opportunistic occurrence records and systematically collected survey data are available from the Dominican Republic for Hispaniola’s survi...
Conservation decision-making for threatened species in human-modified landscapes requires detailed knowledge about spatial ecology, but robust data derived from tracking individual animals are often unavailable, with management decisions potentially based on unreliable anecdotal data. Existing data are limited for Hispaniola's two threatened non-vo...
The Hispaniolan solenodon, Solenodon paradoxus, and Hispaniolan hutia, Plagiodontia aedium, are the Dominican Republic’s only surviving endemic non-volant land mammals, and are high priorities for conservation. The country has an extensive protected area (PA) network designed to maintain habitats and benefit biodiversity, but which faces significan...
The insular Caribbean is among the few oceanic-type island systems colonized by non-volant land mammals. This region also has experienced the world’s highest level of historical mammal extinctions, with at least 29 species lost since AD 1500. Representatives of only 2 land-mammal families (Capromyidae and Solenodontidae) now survive, in Cuba, Hispa...
To determine the evolutionary history, relationships and distinctiveness of allopatric populations of Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus), a highly threatened Caribbean ‘relict’ mammal, to understand spatio-temporal patterns of gene flow and the distribution of diversity across complex large island landscapes and inform spatial conservation...
Abstract Continued uncertainty persists over the taxonomic status of many threatened Caribbean mammal populations. Recent molecular analysis has identified three genetically isolated allopatric hutia populations on Hispaniola that diverged during the Middle Pleistocene, with observed levels of sequence divergence interpreted as representing subspec...
Jewel scarabs, beetles in the genus Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Rutelinae: Scarabaeidae), receive their name from the bright, often gold, green elytra that reflect light like a precious stone. Jewel scarabs are commonly observed at light traps in Mesoamerican cloud forests, and their association with mountain forests makes them potentially interest...
Understanding the dynamics of the Late Quaternary Caribbean mammal extinction event is complicated by continuing uncertainty over the taxonomic status of many species. Hispaniola is one of the few Caribbean islands to retain native non-volant mammals; however, there has been little consensus over past or present levels of diversity in Hispaniolan h...
With the largest part of diversity in the world absorbed by invertebrates, ignoring invertebrates in biodiversity surveys and monitoring of areas under conservation would give a strongly incomplete image. The poor knowledge of most invertebrate taxa and their enormous diversity limits most surveys to the better-studied groups. Hawkmoths (Lepidopter...
The Cusuco National Park located in north-west Honduras has a rare type of evergreen forest found in equatorial regions, enveloped with pure stands of pine. Its about 13km from east to west and around 8km north to south. The forest has steep terrain creating many different climate conditions in close proximity to one another. There are volunteers h...