Cynthia Bandurek
Ecologist, Naturalist and Conservation Photographer
BOOK PUBLISHED
The world of small

An approach to the universe of arthropods from an artistic, visual, aesthetic and evolutionary perspective”. Author and editor. 240 pag. 170 macrophotographs and biological text. September 2017

AMBASSADOR
SKILLS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Wildlife and macro photography
EDITION AND GRAPHIC DESIGN
Lightroom
Photoshop
Indesign
Illustrator
WEBDESIGN
Wordpress
ILLUSTRATION AND ART
Drawing
Watercolor
Oil painting
Graphite
Acrylic
Chalk pastels

She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977. Since she was a child she felt fascination for nature, which led her to become an Ecology Technician and Field Naturalist. These careers drove her even more into the natural world.

Driven by wildlife admiration and environmental care she was part of several Conservation Projects and She worked for 11 years in the Argentinian Natural History Museum "Bernardino Rivadavia". She worked at the Institute of Botany Darwinion (Conicet).

In regard to her art it has always been led by her passion and a special sensitivity for the natural world, demonstrating both in her paintings and photographs.

In 2017 she published her first book that unites several of her passions, photography, nature and biology. She is part of the Editor Team of an International Magazine about Photography and Conservation

Education
FIELD NATURALIST
Escuela Argentina de Naturalistas. Asociación Aves Argentinas. Ornitológica del Plata.

2005-2006

ECOLOGY TECHNICIAN
CENT N° 82. Gob. de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

1996-1998

Experience
EDITORIAL
IBODA. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion - CONICET (2018-current)

2018-2021 Editorial design for Flora Argentina. IBODA´s most important project of botanical species of Argentina and Scientific Dissemination. Layout design images editing

MUSEOLOGY
Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”- CONICET (2007-2018)

Environmental Interpretation trails design. Survey of natural areas. Activities of Environmental education with rural schools. Guide tour to the Museum´s Native Plant Garden. Design and Assembly of permanent and temporary exhibitions. Cultural extension activities. Visual support and platform design. Communication Area. Institutional web design

Courses, workshops and talks given
https://tucursodefotografia.com/
Paws Trails Explorers.

2020 Macroworld. Webinar. Paws Trails Explorers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLgV_tjaQf4&t=156s

Workshops Macrophotography in Nature by Cynthia Bandurek

2019-2020 Theory and practice in a Vte López Nature Reserve. June - September - November 2019, February - May 2020

Tigre Photo Art Seven Days. Foto Club Tigre

2019 Talk about Macrophotography in Nature

Nature Photographers International Meeting. Formosa. Argentina

2019 Talk about Macrophotography in Nature. August 15 to 18.

Asociación Aves Argentinas

2018 Macrophotography Course. 4 Theorical classes and one practice in nature Reserve. November 1 to 13

II Festival Internacional de Fotografía. Puebla. México

2016 Video Conference : Photography as a tool to raise awareness of environmental issues

Conservation Projects
La Cotinga Biological Station

2021. Reforesting Project

Ribera Norte Municipal Nature Reserve Project. Administración Parques Nacionales.

2015. Monitoring of Amphibian Diversity

Otamendi Nature Reserve Project. Administración Parques Nacionales

2007 - 2015. Monitoring of Amphibian Diversity

Ecocampus Quinta Esencia Project. Fundación Plan 21.

2011. Survey of Environments, Fauna and Flora

Estación Biológica Corrientes (EBCo) - NEA Region.

2007 - 2011. Spatial design and implementation of Environmental Interpretation Trails Project in the Sustainable Development Plan of the Estación Biológica Corrientes (EBCo) - NEA Region. Expte. Nº: 2002-5351000952/06-8. Secretaria de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable de la Nación. (MACN)

Estación Biológica Corrientes (EBCo) - NEA Region.

2009 - 2010. Development of Educational Program with rural schools. Guided tours, development of activities, in the field and schools within the framework of the Project “Spatial design and implementation of Environmental Interpretation Trails Project in the Sustainable Development Plan of the Estación Biológica Corrientes (EBCo) - NEA Region.

El Palmar National Park. Facultad de Agronomía. UBA

2007. Structure and Population Dynamics of Palmera Butia yatay in the savannah of The El Palmar National Park. Project: analysis of the landscape and stand scales. Facultad de Agronomía. UBA. Lic. Marcela Lunazzi (APN)

Scientific Publications
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
VI Ibero- American Congress in Environmental Education

“Use of the Environmental Interpretation Trails in the Estación Biológica de usos Múltiples Corrientes (Ebco) as a tool for environmental education.” Bandurek Cynthia, González Viridiana, Zunino Gabriel E. Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia.

ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETATION TRAILS
SAREM Congress. XXII ARGENTINAS Conferences of Mastozoology

“Use of the Environmental Interpretation Trails in the Estación Biológica de usos Múltiples Corrientes (Ebco) as a conservation strategy for Fragmented Environments.” González Viridiana (1), Bandurek Cynthia (1), Kowalewski Miguel M. (2), Zunino Gabriel E. (2) (1) Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia” (MACN)-CONICET.

Photographic Magazines
EDITOR
Objetivo Natural. Nature Photographers Magazine

Editorial Team since 2016 http://objetivonatural.com

EDITOR
Paws Trails Explorers Magazine

Editor Team Since 2017 http://www.pawstrails.com/magazine

Jury Photography Contest
F2 Cities 2020, International Photographic Salon

Category Nature. F2 Sociedad fotográfica. FIAP Patronage, PSA Recognition, GPU License.

Federación Argentina de Fotografía

Annual Salon of Photographic Art N° 62, Condor Salon of Federación Argentina de Fotografía. FIAP Patronage, PSA Recognition.

Yaguarete Constest.

Category: Invertebrates

AFONA Contest

Category: Nature