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Oct 21 2011

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) announced the recipients of the "Disney Conservation Heroes" award for 2010 today during the annual meeting of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The award recognizes citizens around the world for their tireless efforts at the local level to save wildlife, protect habitats and educate the communities around them.

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Javier Vallejos Guerrero, Spectacled Bear Conservation Society/San Diego Zoo: Guerrero studies the spectacled bear in the dry forest mountains of Northern Peru. One of 14 children, Guerrero grew up in a one bedroom house and walked six hours to attend school each day. He did not finish his early education because his father needed help with the cattle but learned to read and write on his own accord, taking classes in his late twenties. Today, he works with the Spectacled Bear Conservation Society, an organization he co-founded, and offers expertise to researchers so they can locate, photograph and directly observe spectacled bears. Guerro's work is leading to the expansion of a protected area, and has led to new discoveries about bear populations. He has played a key role in bear conservation through his position as an expert field assistant, implementer of logistics and local coordinator of research permits and community outreach. 
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