Fundacion Corcovado

The Corcovado Foundation is a non-profit organization, which works with people to protect our natural resources. The foundation started managing funding for the Ministry of Environment. The lack of resources to hire park rangers and to pay for basic needs like fuel and equipment has always haunted this government agency. With our support, the environment ministry has higher park Rangers and has built Ranger stations for 20 years.

We realized that we were missing two main components: providing socioeconomic opportunities and empowering individuals to be aware of the importance of its nature and actively take steps to protect it. We needed to create awareness and generate income for local communities to reduce human pressure on natural resources. Without these options, communities were forced to keep logging and hunting.

‘We started working in environmental education and promoting ecotourism as a way to generate income for the communities. Ecotourism is an essential tool for providing these basic human needs without destroying the local environment. We use education to address and promote local communities' involvement and call to action.