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HIGH FIVE: UNT's Biological Conservation Program led by Dr. Ricardo Rozzi Earns International Top Prize


Big news came down this week from South America as UNT's Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program (SBCP) led by Director and founder Dr. Ricardo Rozzi has won the Strait of Magellan Award. The program was nominated by the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs to celebrate the 500-year anniversary of Magellan's discovery and recognize innovation in scientific research. The SBCP's innovation is titled, "Ecotourism with a Hand Lens in the Omora Park." The SBCP aims to approach conservation by coupling the social and ecological dynamics within policy making in Chile's UNESCO Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve at the southern tip of South America. Watch Dr. Rozzi in this Southern Network TV interview about the Strait of Magellan Award (spoiler alert: the interview is conducted in Spanish).

Southern Network TV Interview with Dr. Rozzi and the SBCP's Award Nomination for the Strait of Magellan Prize

Please click on the link above and watch as The Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Program's, Dr. Ricardo Rozzi is interviewed. He covers the importance of conservation and describes the works, research and innovative investigations performed by #UNT, #udemagallanes #parqueomora and #IEB as a collaborative effort to bring attention to environmental philosophy. The collaborative efforts are performed in Cape Horn, Chile at the Omora Park utilizing an outdoor laboratory and a hand lens.

The SBC Program was nominated for the Strait of Magellan Award to commemorate the discovery made 500 years ago by Magellan. It is given by the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and #MarcaChile. Congratulations to all the collaborators for this nomination!

As a Result of a Cooperation, Young Man From Cape Horn Completes His Degree in the United States

Fernando Saldivia Yáñez, a recent film graduate, is the
first young man from Puerto Williams to benefit from the
bond of cooperation maintained by Chile and the United States and who has spread to Navarino Island thanks to the work undertaken two decades ago by Fundación Omora and his work with the University of North Texas.

Guided Tour Omora Ethnobotanical Park

Please click on the YouTube link in order to experience a tour of the Cape Horn Omora Ethnobotanical Park. Very beautiful!

CONA 49th Anniversary: Comite Oceanografico Nacional - Chile

Please visit website and view video of the 49th Anniversary of CONA:

Listen to Dr. Rozzi and collaborators give their congratulations, history, goals and personal stories with the National Oceanographic Committee of Chile.

El Comité Oceanográfico Nacional (CONA) es un organismo público cuya principal función es la de coordinar a las instituciones que efectúan investigación y actividades relacionadas con las Ciencias del Mar en Chile.

Originalmente el Comité estaba constituido por 9 instituciones, mientras que hoy lo forman 31 instituciones Miembros.

El Presidente del CONA es el Director del Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada (SHOA), quien está apoyado por una Secretaría Ejecutiva y asesorado por la Asamblea, el Consejo Técnico de Planificación y Programación (CTPP) y 10 Grupos de Trabajo.