Prof. Dr. Ernesto C. Enkerlin Hoeflich
Tecnologico de Monterrey
Director of Natural Solutions at Monterrey Tech in Mexico and Chair IUCN-WCPA
UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation, 2003
Ernesto Christian Enkerlin Hoeflich (born 14 December 1958 in Monterrey, Nuevo León) 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 (CONANP), 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 and IUCN Kenton Miller Award in 2009.