Helder developed a passion for nature since his youth at São Paulo where he became a biologistand obtain a degree from the University of São Paulo (USP).
His passion for the wild led him to 1.000 km away from the city into the wetlands of the Pantanal, where he works as a Naturalist for the past 15 years. Meanwhile, he also led nature trips in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique. He also had the chance to track rhinos and lions and learn some skills with the best trackers from Tracker Academy.
He continued his professional development guiding naturalists and birdwatchers in one of the Brazil’s best ecolodges. Besides being the head guide, developing guiding training and managing teams, Helder worked as the environmental manager of aprivate reserve, focusing inconservation, working on environmental certification and auditing.
Helder have worked on the main jaguar conservation project, studying, capturing and monitoring wild jaguars at the Pantanal.
Helder also manages his own and successful environment management, sustainability and ecotourism.