Based in Bolivia, Sebastian Herzog is Audubon’s Protected Areas Strategy Director. He has more than 25 years of experience in cross-sectoral conservation, project and conservation NGO management, sustainable development, climate change, and ornithological research in South America. He has been the Scientific Director of the Bolivian BirdLife International partner Asociación Armonía since 2002. Herzog joined Audubon Americas in 2017, initially managing and overseeing collaboration with local partners in Chile. Currently he coordinates the implementation of Audubon’s new Conserva Aves subnational protected-areas strategy.
Prior to his engagement with Audubon, Herzog collaborated on international projects in South America with the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research and NatureServe. He has published more than 60 scientific articles, edited the book Climate Change and Biodiversity in the Tropical Andes, and is lead author of the Birds of Bolivia Field Guide. He received his Ph.D. in biology from Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany.