Technical Partners

Biodiversity Partnership Mesoamerica (BPM)

Biodiversity Partnership Mesoamerica (BPM) was established in April 2012 in San Jose, Costa Rica with the mission of being a regional platform to involve the private sector in biodiversity conservation efforts and create a network of actors in Central America and the...

Bioversity International

Founded in 1974, Bioversity International is a global organization headquartered in Rome, Italy that focuses on research-for-development in agricultural and tree biodiversity to meet new global challenges. By delivering scientific evidence, management practices and policy option...

Celsia

Celsia is the electricity company of Grupo Agros, a Colombian investment group in cement and energy industries. Founded in 1919 and headquartered in Cali, Colombia, Celsia operates power plants in Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica.

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Established in 1993, CIFOR is a non-profit scientific institution that operates across the globe, promoting “a more equitable world where forestry and landscapes enhance the environment and well-being for all.” Headquartered in Bogor Indonesia, CIFOR has regional off...

Centro de Conservación, Investigación y Manejo de áreas Naturales – Cordillera Azul (CIMA – Cordillera Azul) | Center for Conservation, Research and Management of Natural Areas – Cordillera Azul

CIMA is a Peruvian non-profit organization founded in 2002 with the goal of making a difference in the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Since 2008, CIMA has managed the Cordillera Azul National Park (PNCAZ) on a 20-year management contract with the P...

CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development)

Founded in 1984, CIRAD is a public-sector industrial and commercial enterprise (EPIC) under the joint authority of France’s Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. CIRAD is headquartered in Paris, France, ...

Climate Institute

The Climate Institute was founded in 1986 as the world’s first organization focused solely on climate change. Headquartered in Washington D.C., the Institute uses media such as symposia, conferences and briefings to inform decision-makers, heighten awareness of clima...

Colciencias

Colciencias (National Department of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia) is the institution in charge of promoting policy for science, technology and innovation in Colombia. Colciencias supports Colombian researchers through Ph.D. scholarships, enhances hi...

Conservation International (CI)

Founded in 1987, Conservation International is an American environmental non-profit that works to empower societies to protect nature and biodiversity as a source of food, livelihoods, and a stable climate. CI focuses on a range of topics around the world related to ...

EcoAgriculture Partners

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., EcoAgriculture Partners is a nongovernmental organization whose mission is to advance the practice of integrated landscape management and the policies that support it. By facilitating shared leadership and collab...

Ecodes Engineering

Ecodes is a business that specializes in development, management and implementation of technical studies that promote sustainable development in Colombia, Peru, and Argentina for the conservation of biodiversity. The company has worked on 200 environmental projects s...

EcoPlanet Bamboo

As the largest owner of commercial bamboo plantations globally, EcoPlanet Bamboo is leading the industrialization of bamboo as a viable and environmentally attractive alternative fiber for timber manufacturing industries. The conversion of degraded land into certifie...

El Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt (IAHV) | Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute

The von Humboldt Institute is a civil non-profit organization associated with Colombia’s Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development (MADS) founded in 1993 to be the biodiversity research arm of the National Environmental System (SINA). The Institute...

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO's) efforts, making sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

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Foundation for the Development of the Central Volcanic Mountain Range (FUNDECOR)

Founded in 1991, FUNDECOR is an environmental NGO that seeks to be the primary promoter of Integrated Landscape Management in Costa Rica. FUNDECOR connects scientific research, local engagement, technical solutions, and policy to help create enabling conditions that ...

Fundación Agreste

Founded in Argentina in 1993, Fundación Agreste has worked for nearly 25 years to promote the principles of sustainable development with a focus on the environment and how ecological issues affect the quality of life and opportunities for both current and future gene...

Fundacion Pasticultores del Desierto AC

Founded “by ranchers for ranchers,” Pasticultores del Desierto AC is a non-profit organization that uses planned grazing management and adaptive genetics to promote profitable and resilient ranching operations across arid landscapes.

Fundacion PRISMA (Regional Program of Research on Development and the Environment)

PRISMA is a regional center for dialogue and research on development and environment, founded in 1992, with a mission to generate and mobilize knowledge to strengthen the livelihoods and territorial governance processes led by rural communities and indigenous peoples...

Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina (FVSA)

Founded in 1977, FVSA is an independent NGO that promotes environmental conservation, sustainable use of natural resources, and sustainable behaviour in the context of climate change. The primary problem that FVSA works to remedy is the excessive use of natural resou...

Fundo Brasileiro para a Biodiversidade (Funbio) | Brazilian Biodiversity Fund

Founded in 1996 as a financial mechanism for Brazil’s implementation of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Funbio is an NGO with over 20 years of experience managing and distributing funds for hundreds of projects, investments, and protected areas in Br...

Instituto Privado de Investigación sobre Cambio Climático (ICC)

ICC is an NGO that aims to be a leading private institution for research and project development to mitigate and adapt to climate change in communities, productive processes and infrastructure, specifically in the Pacific Slope of Guatemala. ICC’s mission statement i...

International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Founded in Colombia in 1967, CIAT is an international not-for-profit organization whose mission is to reduce hunger and poverty and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing agricultural “eco-efficiency.” CIAT’s work is guided by str...

International Foundation for the Restoration of Ecosystems (FIRE) | Fundación Internacional para la Restauración de Ecosistemas

Established in Spain in 2006, FIRE is an international non-profit with the goal of restoring and conserving ecosystems while maximizing social benefits through the transfer of knowledge to restoration projects. The five major components of FIRE’s work are: 1) generat...

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,300 Member organisations and the input of more than 10,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status ...

National Association for the Conservation of Nature (ANCON)

Founded in 1985 by a group of visionary citizens, ANCON is an NGO that works with national and international organizations, academic and research centers, local communities and businesses for protection and restoration of the natural resources and the biodiversity of...

Natural Capital Project (NatCap)

The Natural Capital Project (NatCap) is a partnership combining research innovation at the University of Minnesota and Stanford University with the global reach of conservation science and policy at the Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund. NatCap has over 10 y...

Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)

Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, SNV is a non-profit international development organization that focuses on capacity building to alleviate poverty. Headquartered in The Hague, SNV works with governments, local partners, businesses, institutes, and communities to i...

OroVerde – The Tropical Forest Foundation

Founded in Germany by individuals from business and the natural sciences in 1989, OroVerde (“Green Gold”) is a non-profit foundation that initiates, supports, and promotes projects that conserve tropical forests. Though headquartered in Bonn, Germany, OroVerde works ...

Partnership for Integrated Research and Development (AIDER)

AIDER is a Peruvian NGO that works with local communities and stakeholders to promote sustainable development and environmental conservation in Peru’s forest landscapes. Since its founding in 1986, AIDER has managed initiatives for sustainable use of forests and has ...

Pronatura Noreste A.C.

Since its creation in 1998 by a group of Mexican entrepreneurs and academics, the conservation NGO Pronatura Noreste has worked to conserve Mexico’s priority ecosystems while promoting social development in harmony with nature. To this end, Pronatura Noreste engages ...

Rainforest Alliance

Founded in New York City in 1987, the Rainforest Alliance is an international NGO that leverages the power of agricultural and forestry supply chains in order to conserve nature and improve people’s lives.

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Rare

Rare is an international conservation organization with a goal of scaling up community-based solutions that benefit people and nature. Rare and its partners have earmarked approximately $5M through 2020 for sustainable financing to restore cloud forest and riparian l...

Reforestamos

Established in 2002, Reforestamos Mexico is an NGO whose mission is to safeguard the forests and jungles that Mexico needs for its sustainable development. Reforestamos aligns actions that contribute the efforts of forest...

Southern Wings

Founded in 2009, Southern Wings is a partnership between U.S. state fish and wildlife agencies that facilitates partnerships between them and partners in Mexico, Central, South America and the Caribbean to successfully conserve shared migratory bird species throughou...

The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) Centro de Conservación, Investigación y Manejo de áreas

Founded in 1942, CATIE is an international center dedicated to research and graduate education in agriculture and management, conservation, and sustainable use of natural resources in Central American and the Caribbean. The organization works in 14-member countries t...

UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use

UNIQUE strives for the development and implementation of intelligent and environmentally sound land use practices and policies that form the basis for sustainable rural development. Since our establishment in 1998, we have carried out over 500 projects in more than 6...

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) (www.worldagroforestry.org) is a centre of scientific excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. Leveraging the world’s largest repository of agr...

World Resources Institute (WRI)

World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries. More than 450 experts and staff work with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain the world’s natural resources – the foundation of economic opportunity and ...