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Raimundo Espinoza

AFFILIATION: Conservación ConCiencia

TITLE: Executive Director

LOCATION: Puerto Rico

LANGUAGE: English, Portuguese, Spanish

EXPERTISE AREA: Climate Change, Conservation, DEIJ, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Environmental Racism, Food Justice, Green Jobs/Economy, Hispanic/Latine/a/o Communities, Just Transition, Natural Disasters & Response, Ocean Justice, Sustainability, Fisheries, Frontline Communities


Raimundo Espinoza is the founder and executive director of Conservación ConCiencia,an environmental research and conservation organization that promotes sustainable development by working in collaboration with communities, NGOs, governments, academia and the private sector. Raimundo was named as one of 2022’s 100 most influential Latinos working on climate activism, communications, environmental rights, sustainable policies, and science. With over 20 years of experience in marine conservation, he has closely collaborated with commercial fishers, non-governmental organizations, and governments in the U.S. and across the Caribbean and Latin America; his work focuses on creating unique opportunities to further conservation actions that combine sustainable development concepts on the ground and sea that directly benefit local frontline communities and the environment.

Previously, he served as the Nature Conservancy’s founding Cuba program director and was also responsible for successfully establishing the Nature Conservancy’s operation in Puerto Rico. He served two terms on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee under the U.S. Department of Commerce and continues to serve on NOAA’s Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel.


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