André Takeshi Matsubara

Environmental & Social Safeguards Coordinator

André joined LLF in November 2022. He has been working with environmental and social safeguards related to the conservation of indigenous territories for 12 years. For 11 years, he worked at the Brazilian National Indigenous Foundation, supporting the implementation of land management programs and policies in partnership with dozens of indigenous peoples in the Amazon and Cerrado. More recently, André worked for The Nature Conservancy, advancing REDD for Early Movers projects in 12 indigenous lands.

André holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Ecology from the Federal University of Tocantins and the State University of São Paulo, respectively.

“LLF represents a necessary change in the conservation strategy by bringing long-term funding, and a strong social and environmental safeguards approach, to underfunded and the most biodiverse protected areas in the world. It’s an honor to be part of its international team and contribute to a more diverse and equal conservation vision.”

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