What Makes Us Rare

Human behavior is at the root of every major conservation and development challenge. Changing our behavior is the single most important thing we can do to ensure nature’s survival. Rare uses insights from behavioral science to motivate people and communities to adopt behaviors that benefit people and nature. We then work with partners to bring these solutions to scale. That’s what makes us Rare.

Who Makes Us Rare: Leadership

Brett Jenks
Rare President and CEO
We want Rare to achieve outsized impacts by finding what works for nature AND people and taking these promising approaches to scale.” Brett Jenks, Rare President and CEO
Taufiq Alimi
Vice President, Indonesia
Rare is hard work. But when the cause is in your heart, you wake up knowing you are doing something good.” Taufiq Alimi, Vice President, Indonesia
Anna Bartlett
Chief of Staff
Rare’s courage to take risks makes me proud to work here. We are not afraid to take on ambitious efforts addressing big, intractable environmental challenges. That’s what conservation demands.” Anna Bartlett, Chief of Staff
Monique Barreto Galvao
Vice President, Brazil
The beauty of Rare's work is it addresses the conservation agenda through a social and economic lens. It is exciting to see communities and nature thriving as a result of the change our team inspires in the field." Monique Barreto Galvao, Vice President, Brazil
Stephen Box, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Fish Forever
Rare provides the opportunity to translate conservation theory into on the ground reality - identifying solutions and empowering local communities to enact lasting change." Stephen Box, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Fish Forever
Paul John Butler
Senior Vice President
I can recall sitting in an airport 15 years ago with Brett Jenks. Rare had a budget of less than $1 million and staff could be counted on two hands. Sometimes it pays to dream big!” Paul John Butler, Senior Vice President
Paula Caballero
Managing Director, Climate and Water
Rare bridges conservation and development, injecting innovation from the ground up to deliver transformative solutions that work for people and planet.” Paula Caballero, Managing Director, Climate and Water
Esteban Chavarria
Vice President, Finance and Accounting
Rare give us the opportunity to learn, to fail and to share the best of us with the communities that we work with." Esteban Chavarria, Vice President, Finance and Accounting
Niels Crone
Chief Operating Officer
Having spent many years in the conservation world, I find that Rare fills a unique and important niche focused on people and human behavior to make lasting change happen benefitting both communities and the natural world.” Niels Crone, Chief Operating Officer
Angelica Dengo
Vice President, Mozambique
It’s rewarding seeing the coastal communities engaged and national authority’s willingness to adopt innovative solutions to protect the marine ecosystems! Rare inspiring changes…" Angelica Dengo, Vice President, Mozambique
Dale Galvin
Managing Director, Sustainable Markets and Finance
The community we have at Rare, the values we live and the commitment to the work we do is amazing.” Dale Galvin, Managing Director, Sustainable Markets and Finance
Gerald Miles
Vice President, Global Development
I want to help Rare build the strongest community voice for lasting government support for the best solutions we can find.” Gerald Miles, Vice President, Global Development
Caryn Perrelli
Vice President, Talent
I am so proud to be part of such a diverse, mission driven organization filled with committed, creative and collaborative colleagues." Caryn Perrelli, Vice President, Talent
Valeria Ramundo Orlando
Vice President, Blended Finance
Rare’s success working with communities enables solutions that have real conservation results and impact in reducing inequalities." Valeria Ramundo Orlando , Vice President, Blended Finance
Rocky Sanchez Tirona
Vice President, Philippines
When I hear mayors, Rare Fellows and community members talk about how working with Rare has changed them, I know we are making a difference." Rocky Sanchez Tirona, Vice President, Philippines
Monica Valera
Vice President, Colombia
Karen Ziffer
Chief Development Officer
The energy at Rare is electric! Everyone is relentlessly seeking and testing better ways to help our colleagues and partners implement lasting solutions to meet human needs while keeping nature vibrant." Karen Ziffer, Chief Development Officer

Who Makes Us Rare: Board of Trustees

Scott M. Amero, Chair
Former Chief Investment Officer and Vice Chairman, BlackRock
Dorothy Batten, Vice Chair
President, DN Batten Foundation
Amanda Paulson, Vice Chair
Staff Writer, Christian Science Monitor
Thomas A. Patterson, Treasurer
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Madrone Capital Partners
Dr. Steve Gaines, Secretary
Dean – Marine Science, Sustainable Fisheries | Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC-Santa Barbara
Randy Brown
Chief Investment Officer, Sun Life Financial
Paul John Butler
Senior Vice President, Rare
Alice Farmer
Human Rights Lawyer
Lizanne Galbreath
Managing Director, Galbreath & Company
Avi S. Garbow
Environmental Advocate, Patagonia
Sarah Stein Greenberg
Executive Director, Stanford d.school
Brett Jenks
President and CEO, Rare
Sven Lindblad
Founder and CEO, Lindblad Expeditions
Nancy Mackinnon
Former Vice President, The Nature Conservancy
José Roberto Marinho
Vice President, Grupo Globo
Ed Soule
Professor, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

Who Makes Us Rare: Honorary Trustees

Kenneth Berlin, esq.
Honorary Trustee
David O. Hill
Founder and Honorary Trustee
Duncan McFarland
Honorary Trustee
Allen Model
Honorary Trustee
Wendy Paulson
Chair Emerita
Robert S. Ridgley Ph.D.
Honorary Trustee
Ruth Yeoh
Honorary Trustee

Work at Rare

Every day you can make a difference by addressing global conservation and development challenges alongside a team of diverse and driven colleagues. Rare looks for people who are curious about the world, willing to try new things and build their skills to better advance Rare’s mission to inspire change so people and nature thrive.

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Contact Us

Email us at info@rare.org or contact one of our local offices around the world.

  • United States
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Europe
  • Indonesia
  • Mesoamerican Reef
  • Mozambique
  • Philippines

Global Headquarters

1310 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 110, Arlington, VA, 22201

Email: info@rare.org

Phone: 703.522.5070


R. Dr. Virgílio de Carvalho Pinto, 445 – Pinheiros
São Paulo – SP, Brazil, 05415-030

Email: brazil@rare.org

Green Land International Center

Pengcheng Times 15F 1518, Zhongnan Road , Wuchang district, Wuhan city

Email: china-info@rare.org

Phone: +86 27 86627016


Calle 38N # 6N-35
Hall Empresarial – Centro Comercial Chipichape
Oficina 632
Cali – Valle del Cauca

Phone: +57 2 3480122

Carrera 12 # 71-67
Oficina 201
Bogota D.C Colombia

Email: colombia@rare.org


Email: europe@rare.org


Jl. Gunung Gede 1 No.6
Taman Kencana – Bogor – 16151
West Java – Indonesia

Email: indonesia@rare.org

Phone: +62 251 8325418

Mesoamerican Reef

Email: mesoamerica@rare.org


Avenida – Paulo Samuel Kankomba nr. 365
Bairro da Polana Cimento – Maputo, Mozambique

Email: mozambique-info@rare.org

Phone: +258 21498367


3rd Floor Trends Plaza
F. Ramos St., Brgy. Cogon
6000 Cebu City

Email: philippines-info@rare.org

Phone: +63 32 254 2574


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