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Faculty Profile

Jim Levitt
April 1, 2008

Jim Levitt focuses his work on conservation innovation—present-day and historic innovations that protect land and biodiversity. He has a particular interest in the role that innovations in conservation finance play in advancing the work of professional and volunteer conservation practitioners.

In addition to his responsibilities as coordinator of the Lincoln Institute’s annual Conservation Leadership Dialogue meetings, Levitt directs the Program on Conservation Innovation at The Harvard Forest, Harvard University, and is a research fellow at the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is the editor of From Walden to Wall Street: Frontiers of Conservation Finance (Island Press/Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2005) and Conservation in the Internet Age: Threats and Opportunities (Island Press, 2002).