Technical Partners

Partner civil society organizations and academic institutions inform and support national restoration processes across Latin America and Caribbean. This diverse group of Initiative 20x20 technical partners works across the region to disseminate research and build knowledge to advance public and private action on restoration.

AIDER (Partnership for Integrated Research and Development)

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 ...

Peru

Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute (IAHV)

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...

Colombia

Amazon Conservation Team (ACT)

The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) is a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with indigenous peoples and other local communities to protect the forests of tropical South America. ACT’s vision is for the vast, life-sustaining rainforests of tropical South America to be preserved and pr...

Colombia

American Bird Conservancy

ABC is the Western Hemisphere's bird conservation specialist — the only organization with a single and steadfast commitment to achieving conservation results for birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.

Creating nature reserves is one of the most important ways to save rare birds...

Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Colombia, Belize

ANCON (National Association for the Conservation of Nature)

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...

Panama

Azuero Earth Project

In collaboration with local landowners, Azuero Earth Project (AEP) is restoring habitat along a corridor of more than 120 km in Panama. With an area of nearly 25,000 hectares that includes nearly 400 privately-owned properties, the project aims to gradually restore a critically important tropical...

Panama

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...

Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica

Biohabitats

With a mission to restore the Earth's natural and cultural resources and inspire ecological stewardship, Biohabitats is a values-driven, interdisciplinary company comprised of biologists, ecologists, geologists, landscape architects, planners, and engineers. They understand the challenges that go...

Panama, Mexico, Costa Rica

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...

Peru, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil

Canopy Energy

Canopy Energy is a company working to develop, finance and manage renewable energy projects. Its portfolio is for the most part focused on Africa and Paraguay. Canopy Energies has developed a partnership and investment relationship with Investancia, with whic...

Paraguay

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.

Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia

Center for Conservation, Research and Management of Natural Areas – Cordillera Azul (CIMA)

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 co...

Peru

CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research)

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...

CINCIA

Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) was created in 2016 in Madre de Dios, Peru in partnership with international donors (USAID and WWF). CINCIA is a consortium of national and sub-national institutions and organizations that focuses on reforesting land deg...

Peru

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, ...

Peru, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil

Climate Focus

Founded in 2004, Climate Focus is an internationally recognized leader on climate change and land use policies, law, project design, and finance, with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Washington D.C., and a Latin America headquarter in Bogotá, Colombia.

Climate Focus leads a range of regiona...

Peru, Colombia

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 climate change, and identify practi...

Mexico, Colombia, Chile

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...

Colombia

CONDESAN

CONDESAN (Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion) is an environmental NGO based in Peru with a subsidiary office in Ecuador, with 25 years of experience working in the Andean region. CONDESAN's institutional core is the generation of knowledge and information, with an ...

Peru, Ecuador

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 ...

Peru, Panama, Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil

Conservation Strategy Fund

Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF)’s mission is to sustain natural ecosystems and human communities through strategies powered by conservation economics. Our trainings, analysis, and timely expertise make development smarter, quantify the benefits of nature, and create enduring incentives for conse...

Peru, Panama, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil

Defensores de la Naturaleza

Established in 1983, DN is a Guatemalan NGO whose mission is the conservation of important ecosystems in Guatemala through sustainable natural resource use and active participation of society. DN primarily pursues its mission through the management of protected areas...

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...

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.

Es...

Forest Stewardship Council

FSC is an independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations. As a global membership organization, FSC gathers more than 1,000 members from the economic, social and environmental sector and has more than 60 FSC national offices that implement projects on the ground....

Forestpa

Forestpa is a Colombian forestry and environmental services company that works with the private sector, state entities and civil society to efficiently improve the quality of life of communities and the environment. Forestpa prioritizes the needs of its customers by ensuring legal compliance, saf...

Colombia

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 ...

Costa Rica

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...

Uruguay, Argentina

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.

Mexico

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...

El Salvador

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...

Argentina

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...

Brazil

Global Forest Generation

Global Forest Generation (GFG) was founded in 2018 with the mission of delivering large-scale and long-term restoration of priority forest ecosystems by planting the right species in the right places. The focus of GFG is to overcome obstacles to forest ecosystem protection and restoration at scal...

Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Argentina

GPS

Grupo de Países Productores del Sur (GPS) is a network of private institutions and experts from the agribusiness sector from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. As a network, GPS works jointly with public and private parties in the Southern Cone region to improve and advocate for sustainable...

Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay

Helvetas

Helvetas brings to Initiative 20x20 its experience, programs and new opportunities for collaboration. 

Its Sustainable Management and Protection of Andean Forests against Climate Change (ANFOR) is part of the Global Climate Change Programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperat...

Peru, Ecuador

Ibero-American Model Forest Network (RIABM)

The Ibero-American Model Forest Network (RIABM) links landscapes that are leaders in responsible forestry and natural resource management initiatives. It is a voluntary alliance between Model Forests of Latin America and  Caribbean and national government representati...

Peru, Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina

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...

Guatemala

Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV)

Founded in 1991, The Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV) is a leading environmental civil society organization in the southern Brazilian Amazon and the reference for restoration, conservation and governance of forests in Mato Grosso State.

Its mission is to build shared solutions for land use ...

Brazil

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...

Peru, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Colombia

International Foundation for the Restoration of Ecosystems (FIRE)

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...

Nicaragua, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, Paraguay

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 ...

Uruguay, Peru, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Belize, Argentina, Paraguay

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...

Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil

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 ...

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 ...

Mexico

Rain For Climate

Rain for Climate (RfC) is a consortium of scientists and other experts focused on systematic landscape rehydration. RfC aims to restore stable weather patterns by mitigating flooding, droughts, wildfires and other weather extremes, building landscape resilience, augmenting soil fertility, increas...

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.

The Rainforest Alliance...

Rainforest Foundation US

Rainforest Foundation US (RFUS) has worked with Indigenous Peoples on the front lines of the battle against deforestation for 30 years. RFUS supports a rights-based approach has been tested, and proven to deliver concrete results for climate action, biodiversity protection, and local communities....

Peru, Panama, Brazil

Rainforest Partnership

Rainforest Partnership is a US-based non-profit organization that promotes the conservation and regeneration of tropical forests by working with communities in Latin America to develop sustainable livelihoods and expand sustainable land management practices.

Founded in 2007 and headquarte...

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...

Mexico

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 Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental conservation organization dedicated to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, TNC creates innovative and practical solutions to the world's most difficult challenges so that nature and people can thrive together...

The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)

The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) convenes companies, CSOs, and governments in sustainable public-private partnerships. SDH’s goal is to of design, co-fund, and prototype new economically viable approaches to enabling green and inclusive growth in commodity sectors and sourcing areas.

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The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE)

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...

Tompkins Conservation

Tompkins Conservation, founded by Douglas and Kristine Tompkins, is dedicated to conserving and restoring Chile and Argentina’s wild beauty and biodiversity by creating national parks, restoring wildlife, inspiring activism and ecological agriculture, and fostering...

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...

Verra

Since 2005, Verra has been committed to helping reduce emissions, improve livelihoods and protect natural resources across the private and public sectors. It supports climate action and sustainable development with standards, tools and programs that credibly, transparently and robustly assess env...

Viridis Terra International

Viridis Terra International is a Canadian private company that is dedicated to the formulation, implementation, and management of large-scale reforestation and forest landscape restoration projects on degraded and deforested lands. The company rehabilitates and returns to production all types of ...

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 ...

Uruguay, Peru, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Belize, Argentina, Paraguay

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

WWF serves as a technical partner of Initiative 20x20 to to support the implementation of the Bonn Challenge and the New York Declaration on Forests in Latin America and the Caribbean.

WWF relies on a global network that allows the organization to combine local knowledge and expertise wit...

Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Belize, Paraguay