The Cleanest Line
Cristián Saucedo, D.V.M

Cristián Saucedo, D.V.M

Cristián Saucedo Galvez trained as a veterinarian at the University of Chile, after which he worked for the Chilean Forest Service (CONAF) in the Aysén and Bío-Bío Regions, focusing on the conservation and study of the endangered huemul in protected areas and private properties. Since 2005, he has served as the Conservation Director at Patagonia Park, working on the project of converting Estancia Valle Chacabuco into the new Patagonia National Park. He has been involved in monitoring iconic native species of wildlife as the huemul, rhea, puma and Andean condor. He has also collaborated on initiatives launched by the National Parks Administration (APN, Argentina), the Committee for the Defense of Flora and Fauna (CODEFF), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Huilo-Huilo Foundation.


Puma concolor, otherwise known as the mountain lion or puma, is one of Earth’s most elusive creatures. Argentina. Photo: Darío Podestá

Path of the Puma

Oct 15, 2018 October 15, 2018

Arcilio Sepulveda used to hunt pumas for a living. Today he’s a key member of the Tompkins Conservation wildlife recovery program, helping to protect an expanding population of mountain lions in Patagonia National Park in Chile. Formerly a “leonero,” a lion killer who lived on a huge estancia that raised… Read More