Pablo Obregon

Director, Western Pacific Seascapes, Oceans

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Pablo leads WWF-US’s seascape work in the Western Pacific Ocean, overseeing the design and implementation of an integrated seascape strategy that enables people and nature in the Western Pacific to thrive. He serves as the point of contact on issues related to science, protected area, fisheries, species, and other marine conservation priorities in the Western Pacific seascape (Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia).

Pablo has over 13 years of professional experience with a focus on ocean sustainability. Prior to joining WWF, he was the Tuna Director for Conservation International, leading initiatives to strengthen the environmental, social, and economic performance of global tuna fisheries. He has also worked on aquaculture, fisheries, and coral restoration projects in the Caribbean; on marine spatial planning in Galapagos; on global fisheries bycatch management with the United Nations (FAO); and in partnership with businesses to improve the seafood sourcing practices of large retailers.

He is originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, and is fluent in Spanish, English, and French. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and board games and going scuba diving.

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Director, Western Pacific Seascapes


  • Master of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
  • BA in Biochemistry, Bowdoin College

Areas of Expertise

  • Ocean Conservation
  • Fisheries Sustainability
  • Marine Spatial Planning