Francisco Solís Germani

Francisco Solís Germani

  • Director
  • Chilean Patagonia,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


Francisco “Pancho” Solís Germani directs Pew’s efforts in his native Chile, where he works with partner organizations and other stakeholders to protect one of the world’s most pristine wilderness areas, with land and waters spanning a region as large as New Zealand.

A lawyer by training, Solís is a longtime conservation advocate in Chile. For nearly two decades, he has worked to protect the nation’s most intact natural areas, helping to create both the Valdivian Coastal Reserve and the Alerce Costero National Park. In 2003, he received the J. Paul Getty Wildlife Conservation Prize in recognition of his work and coalition efforts. Solís has worked in the public and private sectors to develop and implement highly successful environmental strategies. He collaborated with Chilean legislators to pass the Derecho Real de Conservación bill in 2016, and he also helped draft and propose legislation to allow tax incentives for conservation.

Solís holds a law degree from the Universidad de Concepción and lives in Santiago, Chile.

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