|Who We Are|
TROPICO is a nonprofit Non Governmental Organization created in 1986 under the name of Centro de Datos para la Conservación – CDC – Bolivia (Conservation Data Center) by a group of scientists in the field of ecology and conservation sciences. After an institutional evaluation, CDC – Bolivia became TROPICO, with a new mission: “promote biodiversity conservation within the framework of sustainable development with equity and social inclusion”.
In more than 20 years of activity, approximately 200 projects and programs were executed in several areas within the Bolivian territory –all financed with resources from different bilateral and multilateral cooperation, foundations and international NGO´s. TROPICO has counted on the financial support of FONAMA (Environment National Fund), Secretariat PL-480, The Netherlands Cooperation, Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of Japan, PNUD, OEA (American States Organization), KFW - Germany, USAID, International Conservation, PUMA Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank, BMZ-Germany and GEF (Global Environmental Facility), among others.
Our wok has been intense and have helped people living in different ecosystems in the country been aware about the importance and value of biodiversity to improve their current living conditions while maintaining the options for future generations.
In this new phase, within a new historic context, our organization strengthens its commitment to sustainable development.
Promote biodiversity conservation within the framework of sustainable development with equity and social inclusion.
· Support actions towards sustainable development and conservation jointly with the communities, municipalities, associations, Communal Lands of Origin (TCOs), producers associations and educational organizations of the country.
· Render services and provide advice to public and private entities in the fields of sustainable development and conservation according to their needs and requisites.
Courses of Action
· Capacity Building
· Climate Change
· Sustainable Tourism
· Environmental communication and dissemination
· Living Lakes: the international network
· Lagos Vivos de América Latina y el Caribe
TROPICO holds an Associates Assembly conformed by well known personalities of the environmental management and social fields as its highest organ of decision. The Board of directors is formed by Associates chosen by the Assembly for a two-year renewable period and is the instance responsible for looking after the organization´s proper operation.
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