Our Actions

Institutional Development

Our conservation activities include promoting forest management, land use planning, and the implementation of sustainable production processes in order to improve the quality of life of the people that live in and around the protected areas we manage.

In this field we have developed and continue encouraging eco-tourism projects, sustainable forestry and agroforestry, alternative methods of production and marketing.

Education

We promote integral educational processes such as leadership training, reproductive health and environmental education, in order to increase knowledge and positive actions towards our natural and cultural heritage.

Conservation of natural and cultural resources

We conserve and protect strategic ecosystems through the administration of protected areas and the biological corridors that connect them. We promote the appreciation of the environmental services provided by protected areas and the cultural values related to the use of natural resources.

Research and Monitoring

Our actions in the protected areas we manage are guided by a research agenda that includes constant scientific monitoring. With the collaboration of local and international institutions we generate and share breakthrough scientific information. We have supported pioneering research on the quetzal in Sierra de las Minas as well as squarlet macaws and jaguars in Sierra del Lacandón.

Institutional Development

We seek institutional excellence through a consistent line of thinking at all levels of the organization and a commitment to achieving the objectives, a transparent administrative system and the implementation of an effective communication system.

Projects

Proyecto Bosques

Datos del proyecto:

País: Guatemala

Organizaciones de implementación: OroVerde – Fundación del Bosque Tropical Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza (FDN) Heifer International Guatemala

Internet: www.oroverde.de, www.defensores.org.gt, www.heifer.org;

Instituciones socios: Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación (MAGA) Instituto Nacional de Bosques (INAB) Consejo Nacional de Áreas Protegidas (CONAP)

Duración del proyecto: 2015 hasta 2020

Presupuesto: hasta 4,000,000 Euros

Financiamiento:

Situación inicial

La pérdida del bosque y su diversidad biológica es uno de los problemas ambientales más trascendentales en Guatemala, debido principalmente al cambio del uso del suelo. Actualmente existen programas estatales que promueven la protección y restauración de bosques, sin embargo hasta ahora los fondos disponibles para la recuperación de bosques a gran escala no son suficientes. Hacen falta modelos de negocios, estrategias y criterios concretos que faciliten el acceso a nuevas fuentes de financiamiento y que contribuyan a asegurar la conservación de la diversidad biológica y la participación de las comunidades.

Lugar del proyecto

El proyecto se implementa en tres áreas protegidas en Guatemala:
• Parque Nacional Sierra del Lacandón (PNSL) • Refugio de Vida Silvestre Bocas del Polochic (RVSBP) • Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de las Minas (RBSM)

Grupo meta

Los beneficiarios directos del proyecto son aproximadamente 2,000 familias de comunidades en regiones rurales con altos índices de pobreza y residentes dentro de las áreas protegidas, por lo que se contemplan actividades que diversifiquen los medios de vida, promuevan el desarrollo local, conservan los recursos naturales y contribuyan a su adaptación frente al cambio climático.

Project Data:

Country: Guatemala

Implementing Organizations: OroVerde – Fundación del Bosque Tropical Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza (FDN) Heifer International Guatemala

Internet: www.oroverde.de, www.defensores.org.gt, www.heifer.org;

Partner institutions: Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación (MAGA) Instituto Nacional de Bosques (INAB) Consejo Nacional de Áreas Protegidas (CONAP)

Project Duration: 2015 until 2020

Budget: hasta 4,000,000 Euros

Initial situation
The loss of the forest and its biological diversity, mainly due to the change in land use, is one of the most important environmental challenge in Guatemala,.

Currently state programs that promote the protection and restoration of forests are available, however the state funds available for the recovery of large-scale forests are insufficient. Moreover, there is a lack of a business model, strategies and a concrete criteria to facilitate access to new sources of financing that would contribute to ensuring the conservation of biological diversity and the participation of communities.

Project Place:
The project is implemented in three protected areas in Guatemala:
• Sierra del Lacandón National Park (SLNP) • Bocas del Polochic Wildlife Refuge (BPWR) • Sierra de las Minas Biosphere Reserve (SMBR)

Target Group:

The direct beneficiaries of the project are approximately 2,000 families in communities in rural regions with high poverty rates within and around the protected areas. The project activities aim to diversify career opportunities, promote local development, conserve natural resources and contribute to the mitigation of climate change.

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