Roger Manrique was born in Mérida, Venezuela. He is an outstanding naturalist, award-winning wildlife artist and nature photographer. For more than 20 years Roger has been a wildlife tour leader for prestigious birding and nature tour companies and has been included in all editions of Birding in Venezuela as a recommended guide. Three species of butterflies and one species of frog have been named after him. He is one of the founders of the Venezuelan Waterfowl Foundation, as well as a founding member of Fundación Andigena. The Andean Bear Foundation is honoured that Roger Manrique has given us permission to use his spectacular Andean Bear to raise funds for our work in preservation, rehabilitation and education- and we are deeply grateful!