Carlos Ricardo Peralta Muñoz

Ricardo is our assistant to the staff. His duties include paperwork, statistics, answering the phone that rings endlessly and filling in wherever is needed on a daily basis at the shelter.

Born and raised in Cozumel Island surrounded by the nature and beauty of the island, Ricardo developed from very young age a strong urge to learn about animals of all kinds.

Upon finishing high school, he went to Chetumal to study biology at the Instituto Tecnologico de Chetumal ITCH where he obtained a degree in biology with a specialty in tropical resource management. This was followed by an internship at the Biouniverzoo of Chetumal.  He returned to Cozumel after graduation where he became very well known for his years of volunteer work for the Ecology Department, mainly aiding the Sea Turtle Conservation Program.

He remains passionate about wild animals, especially reptiles and spiders and has a strong interest in birds. Other passions include paleontology, history, mythology and video games.

“I’m sincerely thankful for my life in Cozumel, working with the fauna has helped me to understand more about us and what we can do to coexist peacefully with such amazing creatures.”

Board of Directors, Staff & Volunteers

Lisa Anne Ramirez

Lisa Anne Ramirez

Board Member

Dr Ivan Aguilar Garduno

Ivan Aguilar Garduno

Board Member

Angelica Contreras

Angelica Contreras

Board Member

Sheryl Kozens-Long

Board Member

Laura Alcalá de De la Fuente

Board Member

Laura Wilkinson

Social Media – International Adoption

Ernesto Alvarez

Ernesto Alvarez

Board Member

Joaquin de la Torre Ponce

Joaquin de la Torre Ponce

IFAW Project Manager & Honorary Board Member

Tatjana Biermas-Reichgruber

Photographer

Robert Ramirez

Robert P. Ramirez

USA Contact

Zuleyka Bosque

Supervisor, Manager, Vet Tech

Carlos Ricardo Peralta Muñoz

Staff Assistant

Maryel Santos May 

Veterinarian

Linda Balderas

Linda Balderas

Veterinarian