Rodrigo Medellín

2008 Associate Laureate, Environment
Mexico, Born 1957

medellin@miranda.ecologia.unam.mx

Tequila enthusiasts join forces with Mexico’s “Bat Man”

December 4, 2015

Mexico’s famous saviour of bats, Rolex Award-winner Rodrigo A. Medellín, has formed an alliance with the US-based Tequila Interchange Project, which represents tequila enthusiasts, bartenders and researchers, in a joint effort to protect bats, tequila and agave plants. As head of the Program for the Conservation...

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Myth, Mexican bats and a conservation triumph

November 28, 2014

In his quest to save bats, Dr Rodrigo Medellín has not only engaged in massive research but has also had to rehabilitate their reputation which has been ruined by Gothic horror literary tradition. In the years Dr Rodrigo Medellín has spent researching, teaching and campaigning to...

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A Species Leaves the List

September 5, 2011

Three years ago, renowned bat biologist and conservationist Rodrigo Medellín was working in the warm, humid interior of a large cave – Cueva de Las Vegas in Puebla, east of Mexico City – when he made a startling discovery. For over 30 years, Medellín had been drawn...

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