Fernanda Abra is a biologist with a Ph.D. in Applied Ecology and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Smithsonian Conservation and Sustainability Center. She is a founding partner of ViaFAUNA and has coordinated more than 50 projects on wildlife road mortality and recommendations for mitigation measures to reduce deaths of animals on highways and railways throughout Brazil. She is the main researcher at the Reconecta Project in the Amazon and coordinates the transport impact actions of the ICMBio National Action Plans for Canids and Ungulates threatened with extinction.