Ernesto Enkerlin


1958 –


Who is Ernesto Enkerlin?

Ernesto Christian Enkerlin Hoeflich is a prominent Mexican conservationist, environmentalist and researcher, specialized in parrots' ecology, environmental policy, sustainability and biodiversity stewardship. His efforts at the National Commission on Protected areas of Mexico, which he presided from 2001 to 2010, were distinguished with the 2005 Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation by UNESCO and one of the 2009 Distinguished Service Awards by the Society for Conservation Biology. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature awarded Enkerlin one of the 2008 Packard Awards and the Kenton Miller Award for Innovation in Protected Areas Conservation in 2009.

Enkerlin holds a bachelor's of Engineering degree in Agronomy and Animal Science from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education and a doctorate degree in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University at College Station. He has also worked as a research professor at the Center for Environmental Quality and as an adjunct research scientist for the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, in the United States.

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Dec 14, 1958
  • Mexico
  • Texas A&M University
  • Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
Lived in
  • Mexico City
  • Monterrey

on July 23, 2013


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