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In addition to his extensive work as a wildlife ecologist and conservation biologist, Steven is also an accomplished photographer. His passion for capturing the beauty of the natural world has led to collaborations with several prestigious colleagues, including at National Geographic. Steven's photographs reflect his deep understanding and appreciation of conservation biology and behavioral ecology. Through his lens, he seeks to inspire others to connect with and protect the natural world. His striking images have been featured in magazines, exhibitions, and various publications, allowing a broader audience to witness the splendor and fragility of our planet's wildlife. Working closely with National Geographic and others, Steven contributes his scientific expertise and visual storytelling to their projects. He uses his photography to shed light on critical environmental issues and to raise awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation worldwide.

Wildlife Ecologist & Photographer

Steven's enthusiasm for both scientific research and visual storytelling highlights his multidimensional approach to wildlife conservation. By combining his ecological knowledge with his photography skills, he strives to bridge the gap between science and public awareness, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the natural world.

As well as his roles as a wildlife ecologist and photographer, Steven has extensive experience as a professional naturalist-wilderness guide and photography expedition leader. His expertise in the field has taken him to various regions within the United States, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador including the Galapagos Archipelago.

Naturalist-Wilderness Guide

As a naturalist-wilderness guide, Steven has led numerous expeditions, sharing his knowledge and passion for the natural world with keen participants. His deep understanding of ecosystem dynamics and wildlife behavior allows him to provide valuable insights and unique experiences during these guided adventures. Steven's expertise enhances the journey, providing a deeper connection to the natural environment and its inhabitants.

Likewise, Steven has a wealth of experience in the field of education, encompassing various roles within academia. He has shared his expertise and passion for biological sciences through lecturing, working as a teacher assistant at several universities, serving as a college instructor at multiple campuses in California, and mentoring other biologists and photographers.

Overall, this portrays Steven’s experience and passion as a wildlife ecologist, conservation biologist, photographer, educator, and expedition leader, whose lifelong work has been

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We're delighted to welcome Steven to the NWS Specialist Leader Team, where he'll be leading our Jaguar Photographic Safari in Brazil, bringing his incredible expertise to the table. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Steven Bobzien

Behavioral Ecologist, Conservation Biologist, Scientific Advisor, & Photographer

Steven Bobzien is a highly experienced wildlife ecologist with a distinguished career spanning over 45 years. He has dedicated his life to studying wildlife and preserving diverse ecosystems in the western United States and South America, including the Galapagos Islands, Amazonia, Pantanal in Brazil, and Patagonia. Throughout his extensive research, Steven has focused on the conservation and recovery of endangered, threatened, and special status species.

Steven's Projects

Steven's findings have been disseminated through scientific journals, books, regulatory recovery and conservation plans, policy documents, and other publications. His dedication to the field extends beyond research, as he has actively contributed to wildlife conservation through his involvement in organizations and advisory committees. Notably, he served as the President of the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society and participated in scientific advisory committees such as the Mountain Lion Working Group, the Decline Amphibian Task Force, California Essential Habitat Connectivity Project, San Francisco Bay Area Upland Habitat Goals Project, and the Recovery Team for Several Amphibian Species, and Tidal Marsh Ecosystems of Northern and Central California.

Furthermore, Steven expertise in animal handling has allowed him to safely capture and release hundreds of animals and for over 30 years, he held a master bird banding permit, primarily associated with raptor research. This permit enabled him to band and track birds of prey, providing valuable insights into their behavior and migratory patterns contributing to research efforts and conservation initiatives.

In 1996, Steven further expanded his skills by obtaining a Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization Certification from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. This certification allowed him to handle and immobilize wildlife for research and relocation purposes, primarily carnivores. He maintained this certification throughout his career, demonstrating his commitment to upholding the highest standards of animal welfare and safety.

Likewise, to his expertise in animal handling, Steven has received training in forensic ecology. This specialized knowledge has equipped him to investigate human-wildlife conflicts, particularly incidents involving reported depredation of livestock, hobby animals, and pets in central and northern California. As a principal lead on these conflict events, Steven has applied his skills to assess and mitigate conflicts between humans and wildlife, working towards finding sustainable solutions and promoting harmonious coexistence between humans and wildlife.

Ecology and Conservation

Steven's research has covered a wide range of species, from aquatic invertebrates to cetaceans. He has conducted long-term research projects on various subjects, including Aquatic Breeding Amphibians and other Herpetofauna, Investigating Natural and Anthropogenic Impacts on 15 Federally Listed Species in California, studying Population Viability and Behavior of Tidal Marsh Rails, and Examining the Migratory and Nesting Behavior of Raptors in California. Furthermore, he has explored Mammalian Carnivore Behavior and Activity in the sub-ecoregions of California's East Bay Area. Currently, in collaboration with Panthera, the Jaguar Identification and Giant Otter Identification Projects, Steven is conducting research on the Interspecific Interactions among Jaguars and Giant Otters in the Brazilian Pantanal. Moreover, Steven has been actively involved in assisting Panthera ecologists in the Pantanal with their jaguar and ocelot research projects. Panthera is a renowned organization dedicated to the conservation of wild cats and their habitats worldwide.