What is "Derecho Real de Conservación"?


Thursday, April 11, 2019, 8:30am to 10:00am


Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3269, Vitacura, Chile

Please join us to welcome Henry Tepper, conservation consultant and instructor for the Masters Program in Sustainability at the Harvard University Extension School who will present an overview of the private lands conservation initiative in Chile, leading up to and emphasizing the passage of the Derecho Real de Conservación.


Henry Tepper is a conservation consultant and an instructor in the Masters Program in Sustainability at the Harvard University Extension School. He has a background in land conservation and has played a direct role in the protection of almost one million acres around the world. Henry serves on the Board of Directors of Fundación Tierra Austral (Tierra Austral Land Trust) in Chile and as the Strategic Conservation Advisor to Tierra Austral’s El Boldo to Cantillana land conservation initiative. His consulting practice also includes serving as the coordinator of an initiative by three NGO’s in the US Gulf of Mexico region to create a zero interest Conservation and Restoration Loan Fund linked to the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill settlement.

At the Harvard University Extension School, Henry co-created and co-teaches a course on Land Conservation Practice in the US and Around the World. This is one of the first applied land conservation courses created and taught in the US. Next year, he has been invited to teach the course at both Harvard and Brandeis University.

Henry’s jobs have included serving as the President of Mass Audubon, as the Chief Conservation Officer and a Partner at Patagonia Sur, LLC, and working for fourteen years at The Nature Conservancy, first as the Director of the New Hampshire Program and then as the Director of the New York State Program. He also helped establish the Chilean Private Lands Conservation Initiative, which formulated, advanced and secured the passage of Chile’s private lands conservation enabling legislation, the Derecho Real de Conservación.

Henry holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. and Admission to Doctoral Candidacy from Cornell University.

Please RSVP to Ines Zuqueli by Monday, April 8

*Public parking in "Parque Bicentenario" or "Hotel Atton" (Vitacura 3201)