Fernando Lloveras San Miguel Receives Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award

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Land Trust Alliance Applauds His Work in Puerto Rico

Fernando represents the future of conservation: Compassion, innovation, commitment, hard work, and the belief that his responsibility as an individual and his organization’s obligation is to do all that they can to improve the lives of those in his community.

The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America, has awarded Fernando Lloveras San Miguel the distinguished Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award.

The award, presented virtually during Rally 2020: The National Land Conservation Conference, honors people who have enriched the conservation community with their outstanding leadership, innovation and creativity in land conservation. Named after the conservationist who inspired the Alliance’s founding in 1982, the award ranks among the organization’s highest honors.

Lloveras has served as executive director at the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico since 2003 and president of Para la Naturaleza since 2012. In these roles, Lloveras has grown the relevance and success of land conservation across Puerto Rico, taking a community-first approach to his work and helping provide essential services during hurricane recoveries.

“I’ve seen firsthand how Fernando and his team have built deep connections with the people they serve,” Andrew Bowman, the Land Trust Alliance’s president and CEO. “Fernando represents the future of conservation: Compassion, innovation, commitment, hard work, and the belief that his responsibility as an individual and his organization’s obligation is to do all that they can to improve the lives of those in his community. It is an honor to recognize Fernando Lloveras San Miguel as the 2020 recipient of the Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award.”

Lloveras will serve as the Kingsbury Browne Fellow for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy for 2020-2021. Kingsbury Browne fellows engage in research, writing and mentoring, and facilitate a project that builds upon and shares their experience with the broader community.

“Fernando is an important voice in our island – a very strong and gentle voice that inspires thousands of people to join the quest of protecting our planet,” said Ana María García Blanco, executive director of Instituto Nueva Escuela.

The Alliance has awarded the Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award annually since 2006. It is presented during Rally, the nation’s largest annual gathering of land conservation professionals. More information about Rally, which continues through Oct. 8, is available at alliancerally.org.

About the Land Trust Alliance

Founded in 1982, the Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization that works to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. The Alliance represents 1,000 member land trusts supported by more than 200,000 volunteers and 4.6 million members nationwide. The Alliance is based in Washington, D.C., and operates several regional offices. More information about the Alliance is available at http://www.landtrustalliance.org.

About the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Through education, training, publications, and events, we integrate theory and practice to inform public policy decisions worldwide.

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