A Do Tank, Not a Think Tank
An unprecedented group of global leaders working with The Nature Conservancy for solutions to three of Latin America's greatest challenges — Water Security, Sustainable Food Security and Smart Infrastructure — to benefit both people and nature.

Learn more about the Latin America Conservation Council’s efforts to raise awareness and promote initiatives in the areas of Water Security, Sustainable Food Security and Smart Infrastructure.

 

CAF agreement
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CAF and TNC signed a new agreement to mitigate environmental impact in the Region
The President of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and LACC Member Enrique García recently signed an agreement with TNC CEO and President Mark Tercek during the 3rd Annual LACC Meeting. This agreement intends to strengthen institutional capacities that will help to mitigate the environmental impact caused by infrastructure in the region. Read more
TNC Erika Nortemann
Lima Water Fund
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How Dow taps benefits from trickling money into water funds
Dow seconded senior staffer Mira Inbar to conduct a market analysis for making the business case for water funds to water users - growing regional participation. Click to see her GreenBiz blog.
TNC Walter Wust
Roy Award
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Dow-TNC Collaboration Recognized as Innovative Model by Harvard
In July, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government recognized the Dow-TNC collaboration on valuing ecosystem services with the 2013 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership. Read More
Roy Award  
RIOS
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RIOS: a tool to help people use natural habitats to secure clean water
Inter-American Development Bank President and LACC Member Alberto Moreno participated together with TNC CEO Mark Tercek in the launch of RIOS, the innovative Resource Investment Optimization System that supports the design of cost-effective investments in watershed services. Read more
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Mark Tercek
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CAF and TNC signed agreement to promote Food and Water Security and Sustainable Infrastructure in the Region
Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) President and LACC Member Enrique García Rodríguez recently signed an agreement with TNC CEO and President Mark Tercek in March 2013, laying out potential partnership opportunities in the areas of Water Security, Sustainable Food Security and Smart Infrastructure. Read more
Mark Tercek  
IDB
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IDB Launches Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services Program
IDB President and LACC Member Luis Alberto Moreno recently hosted a biodiversity seminar at IDB’s annual meeting in Panama in March 2013, focusing on biodiversity as a driver for development and announcing, among other things, the Latin America Conservation Council. LACC Members Stanley Motta, Director Copa Holdings, and Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, participated. Read more
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Henry Paulson
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Henry M. Paulson opens dialogue on Sustainable Development in Mexico
Co-chair of the LACC, Henry M. Paulson and TNC CEO Mark Tercek were invited to the event “Coffee with leaders” in Monterrey, they talked with civil society, CEO’s, NGO’s and environmental leaders about sustainable development and natural capital. This was a great opportunity for Henry Paulson to present Water Funds Monterrey. Read more [Spanish]
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Latin America Water Funds
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Latin America Water Funds Partnership
How are we helping restore the natural systems that produce and filter water for 50 million people across Latin America? Read more about this public-private partnership working to restore 7 million acres of critical watersheds in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and other countries. Read more
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Latin America Water Funds EOE
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Water Funds Exchange of Experiences, Panama 2013
Stanley Motta, president of Copa Holdings and a member of the Latin America Conservation Council (LACC) actively participated, along with FEMSA Foundation, IDB and the Global Environment Facility in the exchange of successful experiences and innovative ideas for Water Funds in Panama the 18th, 19th and 20th of June 2013. Read more
Latin America Water Funds EOE  
Magdalenda River
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Bringing Balance to Colombia's Magdalena River
Is there a way to locate and build dams so that they provide benefits while causing minimal environmental harm? Yes, as part of the LACC strategies TNC is working in partnership with government agencies to make the balance happen. Read more
Magdalenda River  
Cantareira
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Cantareira receives hallmark of Environment, Community and Biodiversity
The Cantareira System, a group of six reservoirs, is one of the largest water supply systems in the world. Learn more on TNC and partners are contributing to guarantee the amount and the quality of the water that arrives to about 10 million people in São Paulo. Read more [Portuguese]
Cantareira  
Sustainable Agriculture
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Bunge and TNC partnership for Sustainable Agriculture
As part of the 5 year plan, the TNC-Bunge partnership will support local producers to implement the New Forestry Code in Brazil, assuring that they can adopt the best sustainable agricultural practices. Read more
Sustainable Agriculture  
Brazilian Soy
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The green wave of Brazilian soy
TNC and Cargill signed a new agreement in which they are supporting and pioneering a program that is guaranteeing the environmental legalization for soy producers in Brazil. Read more
Brazilian Soy  
TNC Dow
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TNC-Dow “Valuing Nature” Collaboration
Nature has a value and Dow is aware of it. As a pioneer company they are incorporating the value of nature into their business goals, decisions and strategies. Read more on how TNC and Dow are changing paradigms in the business arena. Read more
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Food Security
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Food Security in Mexico 
LACC Members in Mexico are actively promoting Sustainable Food Security. Take a look into a journey through Mexico's sustainable production in the regions of Yucatan and Chiapas. Click here
TNC Erika Nortemann
Compensation Manual
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Compensation Manual in Colombia
Learn more about the new model created by The Nature Conservancy supported by the Ministry of Environment of Colombia in which companies are required to compensate for the biodiversity areas they affect in Colombia. Read more [Spanish]
Compensation Manual  
Development by Design
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Development by Design
The Development by Design approach of TNC seeks to advance a better way forward where development can be an engine for economic growth and support the healthy natural systems we all depend upon. See the video
Development by Design  
Selva Costa Rica
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Conserving Protected Areas: Terra-I a worthwhile tool to exploit
Terra-I detects land-cover changes resulting from human activities in near real-time, producing updates every 16 days. Learn more on how this tools is being used by The Nature Conservancy to measure land and forest degradation in protected areas in 19 Latin America Countries. Read more 
TNC David Woodfall
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Press Releases

Quintana Roo, Mexico- Nov 2013

Iguacu, Brazil- Nov, 2012

Mexico City, Mexico - Sep, 2011

 

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