Austral Patagonia Program

Austral Patagonia is a program at Universidad Austral de Chile aimed at improving the conservation status of the marine and land portion of the Chilean Patagonia. The program, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, has been in place since 2018 and develops its efforts through a broad network of researchers and professionals linked to several disciplines, in partnership with social organizations and local communities linked with conservation, science, and territory.

TEAM

Universidad Austral de Chile

Universidad Austral de Chile is internationally known for gathering scientific, natural, and social disciplines, led by experts in terrestrial and marine ecology, social sciences, anthropology, economics, and tourism, among others. At the South American level, it is one of the main training centers of conservation experts, geographical information systems, and law and communications, particularly focused on conservation goals.

César Guala Catalan

César Guala Catalan

Director
Ricardo Alvarez Abel

Ricardo Alvarez Abel

LOCAL SCALE CONSERVATION HEAD
Aldo Farías Herrera

Aldo Farías Herrera

EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR
Camilo Ruiz Stuardo

Camilo Ruiz Stuardo

HEAD OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Viviana Vásquez

Viviana Vásquez

PROTECTED AREA PLANNING
Florencia Diestre de la Barra

Florencia Diestre de la Barra

LOCAL SCALE CONSERVATION TEAM
Nicolás Herrera Zuñiga

Nicolás Herrera Zuñiga

ADMINISTRATION TEAM
Katerina Veloso

Katerina Veloso

HEAD OF THE TOURISM TEAM
Felipe Maldonado

Felipe Maldonado

TOURISM TEAM
Annelore Hoffens

Annelore Hoffens

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS
Paulina Lobos

Paulina Lobos

HEAD OF SCIENTIFIC COORDINATION
Catalina Barrios Benavente

Catalina Barrios Benavente

Communications assistant
TEAM

Associated Investigators

Rayen Catrileo

Rayen Catrileo

HEAD OF GREEN LIST
Austral Patagonia Program

Team

The alliance between the Universidad Austral de Chile and The Pew Charitable Trusts has allowed the formation of a transdisciplinary team to face conservation challenges in Patagonia.

Programa

Austral Patagonia