Participation

Member Status

Voting Participant

GBIF Participant since

2009

GBIF Region

Latin America

Head of Delegation

Leonel Sierralta

Participant Node Manager

Charif Tala Gonzalez

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History 

The Chilean node was founded in 2012 and is a product of the GBIF mentoring project with Costa Rica (2011-2012) to facilitate the development of an information center on biodiversity in Chile. The Chilean node is part of the Ministry Environment, which is responsible for the maintenance and administration of the node, provides servers and looks for strategic alliances for new information.

Vision and Mission 

The vision of the Ministry Environment is to achieve sustainable development of the country in order to improve the quality of life of Chileans, both now and in the future.

It aims to achieve sustainable development through efficient public policies and regulations, the promotion of good practice and the improvement of public environmental education.

Structure 

The node is housed by the Ministry of Environment. Both the Division of Natural Resources and Biodiversity and the Office of Information Technology are involved in the management and support of the node.

National Funding 

National funding is provided by Chilean Ministry of Environment. It finances the maintenance of the Chilean node.

The basic financial contribution to GBIF is made by the Comisión Nacional del Medio Ambiente (CONAMA).

Contacts

Leonel Sierralta
Comisión Nacional del Medio AmbienteDivision of Natural Resources and Biodiversity
Ministry of the Environment
Teatinos 254/258
SantiagoChile
Head of Delegation
Miguel Stutzin
Comisión Nacional del Medio AmbienteDepartamento de Protección de Recursos Naturales
Chile56 2 2411861
Additional Delegate
Charif Tala Gonzalez
Head of department
Ministry of EnvironmentMinistry of Environment
Division of Natural Resources
SantiagoChile
Node Manager
Sofia Guerrero Zepeda
Programme Officer alien species
Ministry of Environment Chile
Node Staff
Óscar Gálvez Herrera
Museo Nacional de Historia Natural
Santiago de ChileChile
Node Staff

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