About Us

Costa Humboldt has set as its main objective to improve the health of the diverse marine ecosystems in Chile, providing sustainable livelihoods for the benefit of local communities in combination with the preservation of the biodiversity of the most productive, resilient ecoregions with unique characteristics. of our planet.
Achieving this medium and long-term objective requires a coordinated intersectoral effort, which includes the government, private sectors, NGOs, local communities, and academia.
To achieve our main objective, we have designed a strategic plan designed to articulate a clear vision of the way forward for the biocultural conservation of the coasts of Chile.
Costa Humboldt’s strategies contemplate various scales, from local, national to regional. We particularly focus our efforts on achieving a representative impact that offers solutions in the field of conservation and management of natural resources in combination with the cultural attributes present in the territories.
We participate in various ecosystems, from the fjord systems in Patagonian channels to the Humboldt Current system, including its areas of influence. Our development approach is together with local communities, with whom we have built strong networks and are the protagonists of effective conservation.

History

Costa Humboldt was founded in 2012 with the mission of facing the complex problems and challenges that emerge from Chilean marine and coastal ecosystems. Having a strong conviction about the importance of the natural attributes that this region possess, we integrated disciplines to contribute with the materialization of concrete strategies oriented to safeguard the environmental and cultural heritage of unique marine coastal ecosystems.

Mission and Vision

Costa Humboldt is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Chile’s marine coastal biological and cultural diversity. We are inspired by a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach, assuming the multidimensional role offered by the conservation of the natural and cultural coastal marine heritage. We ensure the protection of ecosystems and the environmental services provided by their habitats, species and associated cultural wealth, in order to scale up national efforts to protect areas critical habitats and local communities. We believe in the implementation of conservation strategies for fragile and diverse environments that capture social and ecological needs, and we do so with a precautionary approach, ensuring the well-being of coastal communities.

What We Do

Aware of the sensitive changes that are required to scale up efforts in bioecological and cultural conservation in Chile, we are motivated to offer solutions for interactions where the complex socio-ecological dimensions are integrated with concrete actions for the conservation of coastal marine ecosystem and local communities.

Team

LUCIANO HIRIART-BERTRAND
Founder and CEO

Marine Biologist and Conservationist, Master in Advance Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography).

 

JAVIER NARETTO ATLAGIC
Co-Founder and Scientific Director

Marine Biologist, PhD (Universidad de Chile), MAS in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (UCSD-SIO), Scientific Diver (Chilean Navy).

 

ALEJANDRO CORREA RIVERA
Co-Founder and Public Policies Director

Lawyer, Master in Environments, Governance, Markets and Policies (University of Melbourne).

JOSEFFA CERVANTES MUÑOZ
Research Assistant

Marine Biologist (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), Master in Protected Areas and Nature Conservation (Universidad de Chile).

 

CAMILA VARGAS FERNÁNDEZ
Research Assistant

Geographer (Universidad de Chile).

 

ANTONIETA JARA
Community Specialist

Sociologist (Universidad Alberto Hurtado).

 

NICOL ARO PANGUINADO
Indigenous Leader and Fishery Monitoring

JUAN SILVA IRARRÁZAVAL
Research Assistant

Sociologist (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile). Master of Environmental Science and Management (Universidad de California Santa Barbara).

 

ROCIO HASSLER
Direction Assistant

Ecotourism Management (Universidad Andrés Bello).

 

DANIEL CUMILEF
Field Coordinator

Indigenous Leader and Fisherman.

 

PATRICIO SILVA
Accountability

Finances and Accountability.