Bárbara Saavedra

Board member


Biologist and Doctor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chile. She has dedicated her career to biodiversity conservation, leading since 2005 the Wildlife Conservation Society in Chile, its conservation project of Karukinka Park in Tierra del Fuego, and promoting the knowledge and appreciation of biodiversity in different spaces, in order to advance transversally in its conservation.

Bárbara actively participates in different groups, such as the “Sociedad de Ecología de Chile”, where she has promoted the law that creates the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Service; and has participated in several instances such as the National Council for Innovation and Development, the Chile-California Council, the Consultative Council of the Ministry of the Environment and the National Institute of Human Rights, as well as various territorial conservation foundations. She is currently promoting the “Ecological Constitutionalism Network” in order to make concrete contributions to the new Chilean Constitution in the area of conservation.