Fernando Iglesias Letelier
Fernando obtained a Bachelors degree in Ecotourism and Natural Resources Management and a Masters in Wilderness and Nature Conservation. In high school, he worked as a nature/mountain guide and was the manager of Parque Andino Juncal for four years. This work helped to create this private protected area at the headwaters of the Aconcagua watershed and designate the park as a Ramsar International Convention site. This was the first private Ramsar site in Chile and is currently the only protected wetlands in central Chile’s Andean Cordillera. He founded the Pirque Andean Club in 2008 where his work fostered the creation of the first National Park in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago. Fernando is the Executive Director of the Chilean NGO Andean Conservancy, and is an accomplished Latin American folk musician, mountaineer and traveler. He has co-led Patagonia programs since 2012 and is currently our Chile Coordinator.