Paul is the founder of FAUNA Paraguay, which is dedicated to the study of the Paraguayan fauna. Paul, British by birth, has lived in the country since 2003. A qualified zoologist and registered level 1 biologist with CONACYT he has extensive field experience in Paraguay, and has a particular soft spot for Xenarthrans. Paul has published over 100 papers on the Paraguayan fauna, including a national conservation review of the Xenarthra. He is currently working on an extensive revision of Xenarthran distribution in Paraguay.