Nature and Conservation

A deep interest in the conservation of nature has promoted a decade of familiarization with the jargon of scientific research and the use of natural resources (fishing, forestry, cattle breeding, and agriculture).

ACAP Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels, 2016.
Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, 2014 to 2017.
Marine Protected Areas, workshops and conferences, 2013 to 2016.
CCAMLR, Scientific Committee Meeting, 2013, 2015.
Sustainable Brands, 2016.
Patagonian Sea Forum, plenary meetings, 2005 to 2016.
Ministry of Tourism, BirdFair, 2014.
Albatross Task Force, workshops on by-catch mitigation, 2008 to 2012.
Auditoría General de la Nación, training on water resources, 2011.
XIII World Forestry Conference, 2009.
MSU Agro, Syngenta, corporate meetings, 2006 to 2009.
Sustainable Agriculture, seminar at Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2006.
Aguas Argentinas, Water, Environment and Public Health, 2004.

“María Laura has contributed to the success of the meetings of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea with professionalism and diligence since 2004. Simultaneous interpreting is an art which María Laura performs naturally, with perfect tempo and precision. She captures the nuances of language in dynamic conversations, spoken in English and Spanish with a variety of regional accents, by native and non-native speakers. She has interpreted under logistically complex situations, merging into the process without distracting the speakers or forcing a significant change in their communication styles. I strongly recommend her as a key component of a bilingual meeting.”

Claudio Campagna

“At meetings of the Patagonian Forum over the last decade I have been privileged to benefit from the expert interpretation provided by Maria Laura. These meetings involve complex technical and scientific issues and are both multinational and multicultural. Throughout, Maria Laura has provided an exceptionally professional service.”

Prof. John Croxall
Chair of BirdLife's Global Seabird Programme

"I would like to highlight Maria's highly professional simultaneous interpretation of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea meetings, where I was her first coordinator, as well as her work in the multinational meetings of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, that I have been a part of for over ten years. Her intelligence and ability not only to interpret concepts accurately but also to add quality to the speech have earned my utmost admiration. I strongly recommend María for any kind of meeting, regardless of the subject matter involved.” Rodolfo Werner
Antarctica & Southern Ocean Senior Advisor
Pew Charitable Trusts & Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

“Her professionalism and style captured me from day one. María speaks English flawlessly and naturally, managing to capture and reproduce nuances, subtleties, tones and moods even in complex scenarios where technical issues are being discussed. We feel María Laura is part of the team and are happy to have her.”

Valeria Falabella
Member of WCS Marine Program

[*]  Direct and indirect freelance work.