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Tomás Altamirano

National Plan for the Conservation of Birds - Coordinator

Tomás Altamirano (PhD) is the Coordinator for the National Plan for the Conservation of Birds, as part of the strategy being developed alongside Chile’s Ministry of Environment. 

Tomás studied forestry sciences and obtained his PhD degree and postdoctoral fellowship in bird ecology and conservation. He has focused his work on the interface between applied ecology research and conservation management/planning, aiming to contribute to a sustainable development in a rapid-changing world. To date, his work translates into 28 scientific articles, one book, six book chapters. National Bird Conservation Strategies are critical is we are to mainstream birds into national development agendas as outlined in Audubon Americas Business Plan.  

Articles by Tomás Altamirano

Moustached Turca (Pteroptochos megapodius)

Partnerships and conservation: how is ENCA moving forward in Chile?

April 01, 2024 — Time flies. At the beginning of 2024, we celebrated the second anniversary of the official launch of the National Bird Conservation Strategy in Chile (known as ENCAChile for its initials in Spanish). Audubon is collaborating with 24 other institutions, sharing its strategic vision, funding, and experience in the implementation of the ENCA, which is already showing positive results.