Smart Infrastructure Program Manager
The Nature Conservancy
Jerry Touval manages the Latin America Infrastructure Program for The Nature Conservancy, working with governments, corporations, and finance institutions on development of infrastructure projects (transportation systems, renewable energy, mining) to minimize impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
He has 40 years’ experience in conservation and natural resource management. Joining the Conservancy in 1994 he worked as Latin America Science Director, and Colombia Program Director. Before joining the Conservancy, he worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and prior to that for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. He began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras. He has an MS in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Maryland, and a BS in Forestry and Wildlife from Rutgers University.