Jose Pablo Orrego

Juan Pablo Orrego is a Chilean environmentalist, president of the activist group Grupo de Acción por el Biobío, which represents the indigenous Pehuenche people in the Biobío Region. He was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1997, for his organizing of protests against the ecological damages from a series of dam building projects involving the Biobío River, including the Pangue and Ralco Hydroelectric Plants.