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Mary Kalin Arroyo  

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Conservation 

Summary of Achievements:

Dr Mary Kalin Arroyo is a professor of biology at Universidad de Chile. She has
combined research on the reproductive systems of plants with the study of
complete communities and applied this information to conservation. Her studies
have led to the design of an improved system of protected areas in Chile, one of
the world's most important biodiversity regions.

Dr Arroyo is the head of the Independent Scientific Commission of the Rio
Condor Project. This is a joint effort between the Chilean scientific community
and the forestry industry, with the aim of generating the necessary knowledge to
use Chile’s mostly temperate forests for sustainable development, providing
mandatory safeguards for conservation of biodiversity in the region. Based on her
work, 68,000 hectares of the Condor River drainage basin in Chile have been
protected.

Dr Arroyo’s achievements were honoured with the award of the Volvo Environment Prize in 2005.

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http://www.environment-prize.com/
 

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