Diego Flores is a forestry engineer dedicated to the protection of Chilean nature and its biodiversity. He works at the Ministry of the Environment as head of the Protected Areas Department. He supported the designing and implementation process of the Protected Areas National Policy and its action plan (2030). He got a master´s degree in Wild Areas and Nature Conservation in the University of Chile (2009) and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University (2012). He is member of World Commission of Protected Areas (WCPA) from the International Union for Nature Conservation (IUCN). One of the last challenges was organize, as its Executive Secretary, the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) held in Coquimbo, September 2017 (www.impac4.org).