CONAF-Tarapacà, part of Chile’s National Forestry Corporation, was created in 1973 under the Allende government, with the objective of “contributing to the conservation, increased management, and use of the country’s forest reserves.”
CONAF’S mission is to contribute to the sustainable management of native forests, xerophytic formations and forest plantations through the functions of promotion, oversight of forestry legislation, environmental protection and the protection of vegetation. It is also dedicated to the conservation of biological diversity through the National System of Protected Wild Areas, for the benefit of society.
Juan Ignacio Boudon Huberman is the Regional Director of CONAF in the Tarapacá Region, where he leads several climate change adaptation projects. Juan Ignacio is completing post-graduate work toward a sustainable tourism and protected area degree from the University of León, Spain. He also holds a bachelor of science degree from the Arturo Prat University, Chile, and a degree in tourism management from the Professional Institute of Chile. He has over a decade of experience managing and directing public institutions, including the development of community projects related to climate change. Juan has special expertise in building community partnerships in areas surrounding protected areas.
Field & Production Coordinator
Enzo Gabriel Solimano Fernandez holds a degree in Agronomy Sciences. He began his professional career in 2008, as operations manager of a plant health program in the desert of Tarapacá, Chile. In 2012, Enzo joined the National Forestry Corporation in Tarapacá as part of the forestry and development team, eventually becoming manager of the unit in 2016. During his tenure at the National Forestry Corporation, he has focused on forestation, forest restoration, climate change adaptation, and natural resource management in indigenous communities.