Diego Luna Quevedo

Conservation Specialist, WHSRN Executive Office

Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, Diego joined Manomet’s Shorebird Recovery Program in 2009 as a Conservation Specialist in the WHSRN Executive Office.  From his office in Santiago, Chile, Diego works to bring together partners in developing alliances and processes for effective conservation. In particular, he leads in the design and implementation of strategies and action plans for WHSRN sites, primarily in Latin America, including building capacity for good governance.


During the last 15 years, Diego has directed regional projects involving various components, such as technical cooperation, applied research, initiating and facilitating dialogue, governance processes, cross-sector alliances, and themes of biodiversity conservation, socio-environmental conflicts, energy, and climate change. He has worked with the Latin America Future Foundation (FFLA), Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and as an advisor to the National Petroleum Company of Chile (ENAP).


Prior to joining Manomet, Diego led the nomination process to get Bahia Lomas designated as a WHSRN Site. Located in Tierra del Fuego, it is the most important wintering area in South America for Red Knots—and the country’s first WHSRN site.


Recent Publications

Patagonia Shorebird Recovery Plan (Plan de Recuperación de Aves Playeras en la Patagonia)