A headshot of Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler

Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler

Project Coordinator for Land Conservation Programs

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jivan’s work focuses on land and conservation policy and the power of conservation networks at both regional and international scales. Through his work with the International Land Conservation Network, Jivan helps to connect and support practitioners and experts in private land conservation around the world. With the growth of the ILCN, he is helping the team discover how to share best practices, case studies, and private land conservation tools across continents, governmental codes, language barriers, and more. Jivan is also involved in the creation and management of a more local network, Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE), a project that grew out of a partnership between the Harvard Forest, Harvard University, the Highstead Foundation, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Through ALPINE, Jivan also examines the various ways that students, faculty, and academic institutions can engage in landscape conservation efforts and act as conservation catalysts throughout New England. As a recent graduate of College of the Atlantic, Jivan is especially drawn to the role that emerging professionals and students can play in cross-boundary, cross-sectoral, and interdisciplinary land conservation efforts. Jivan hopes that with networks like ALPINE and the ILCN, innovative landscape conservation projects will continue to populate and transfer to new jurisdictions, and become as inclusive and diverse as possible.