Pacific South America Coordinator

Jeisson Zamudio

Jeisson joined Manomet’s Flyway Program in October 2023 as the Pacific South America Coordinator with the goal of supporting the implementation of the Pacific Americas Shorebird Conservation Strategy in Chile, Perú, Ecuador, and Colombia by building effective partnerships with local stakeholders and identifying linkages with national shorebird conservation plans in these countries.

Jeisson is a Colombian biologist from the Universidad del Valle who worked for more than 15 years with Asociación Calidris on various projects with shorebirds, seabirds, and endangered bird species in the Andes. During this time, he gained experience working with a wide range of stakeholders including communities, NGOs, governments, and the private sector. He has written conservation plans for threatened species and is the author of the Seabird Baseline Management Plan for Gorgona National Natural Park. He also led the design of a carbon-based project to support the implementation of conservation plans in the Andes.

Why Manomet?

I believe I can help support Manomet’s deep work: In science – to make well-informed, data-driven decisions; Towards mitigating climate change – because I believe it is the most significant threat to biodiversity; And in support of its DEIJ goals – because I believe in the value of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in order to achieve lasting impacts in conservation and community well-being.