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Pilar Barrera Rey

Director, Durable Protection Latin America Region (LAR)

Arlington, Virginia

Pilar Barrera Rey headshot.

Pilar Barrera Rey Pilar is director, durable protection Latin America Region (LAR) for The Nature Conservancy. © TNC

Areas of Expertise

Conservation, Project Finance for Permanence

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Pilar recently joined LAR to lead durable and lasting protection for nature, climate benefits and promoting community development. In this role Pilar will focus on promoting innovative and collaborative transactions, such as debt conversion initiatives, Conservation Trust Funds and Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) approaches. Before joining LAR, Pilar was global director of durable protection strategies. In this role, Pilar was responsible for advancing Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) approaches and leading multi-stakeholder, participatory conservation and financial planning to ensure that terrestrial, freshwater and marine conservation can endure in perpetuity. Pilar’s career spans 20 years working for conservation organizations including a local NGO in Colombia and with TNC in both Latin America and at the global level, and prior to returning to TNC she led stakeholder engagement and the Small Grants Program at the Global Environment Facility.

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