Why sharks with Walter Nisa-Castro-Neto?

Graduated in Biological Sciences and Master in Biosciences (Zoology) by Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) in 2001, Walter Nisa-Castro-Neto is PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology Applied to Health (PPGBioSaúde) from the Universidade Luterana do Brasil since 2015.

In 2001, he started his career as a Specialist in Methodology in Health Research by the ‘Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul’ (UFRGS). And Walter Nisa-Castro-Neto was also the Research Coordinator in the Sector of Physiatrics and Rehabilitation of the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA) during the years 2000 to 2005.

Specialist in Methodology in Health Research by the ‘Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul’ (UFRGS) in 2001, he become from March 2006 to December 2012 the coordinator of the Course Biological Sciences of the Universidade Luterana do Brasil (Torres). It was also during this period, when Walter developed and applied different Extension Projects, Research always related to the academics with the Community that were inserted.

Currently Walter is the CEO of the ‘Organização para a Pesquisa e a Conservação de Esqualos no Brasil – PRÓ-SQUALUS’ (Sharks’ Research and Conservation Organization in Brazil) and coordinates the PROJETO CARCHARIAS since its creation in 1988 and in the Torres Pass (SC) with the Fishing Community since 2000.

During the years of working with PRÓ-SQUALUS – PROJETO CARCHARIAS, he developed different community programs on Environmental Education and Health and Quality of Life, as well as Biological Research programs, with the Torres Community of Torres and with students from Torres (RS), Brazil.

Since 2017, Walter has developed a new project with ‘Escolares do Ensino Fundamental’ from Torres (RS), Brazil, the Environmental Education Project, and at an international level he is actually one of our shark advocates. With his experience and developed work on shark conservation, we are greatly honoured to have Water Nisa as Sharks Educational Institute Correspondent in Brazil since 2019.