Coordinator, Marine Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment Program (BMAP)
Central Coast, Peru
Karim is interested in the restoration and conservation of natural and artificial habitats that support wildlife populations, both marine and terrestrial. She obtained a master of science in 2003 from Florida Atlantic University, and a bachelor’s degree in forestry science from Universidad Agraria La Molina in 1996. From 2006 to 2010, she worked for the World Wildlife Fund on a project that sought to understand the ecology of large mammals and birds in the rainforest of Peru. Since 2012, Karim works for the BMAP program where she coordinates field surveys for terrestrial and marine species, including fishes, benthic organisms, and seabirds. Karim also dedicates her free time to studying viscachas (Lagidium) in the mountainous region of northern Peru and southern Ecuador.
Karim is a contributor to the Central Coast, Peru Observatory.