Born 1979 in Porto, Portugal, Pedro completed his BSc in Biology in 2002, MSc in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources in 2006, and PhD in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution in 2013. He developed a 20 year-long career in conservation and applied science, strongly routed in the “one earth” vision that humanity and nature can coexist and thrive together, and influence each other through intricate links between land use by humans and by wildlife that echo across biodiversity levels and that shape the nature of human-wildlife relationships. Since 2017, his research has focused on conservation biology in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in the most rural and remote areas of Angola, such as the Iona National Park. His scientific background builds on additional experience in private environmental consultancy and Protected Area management, achieved primarily in the early stages of his professional career. He was initially recruited as Conservation Manager in May 2022 and currently takes the position of Park Manager for this breath-taking park.