To drive action through proposing a community-wide effort that contributes to the conservation of natural resources and the protection of the environment and that falls within the framework of sustainable development and the capabilities of the foundation.
To be a prestigious and competent organization with in-depth action plans for the sustainable use of natural resources and protection of the environment, in order to secure the well-being of future generations.
To encourage the respect and protection of nature through the promotion of sustainable environmental projects, thus ensuring the biodiversity of ecosystems and the abundance of natural resources for the well-being of future generations.
To be the driving force behind educating the local population on the necessity and the responsibilities involved with nature conservation and environmental protection at the institutional, communal, familial, and individual levels.
History of Colinas Verdes
The Colinas Verdes Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) formed in 1993 by a group of local environmental activists from the San Pedro de Vilcabamba area. This organization united for the same universal causes, to support the conservation of Podocarpus National Park and and to promote sustainable practices to help improve the standard of living for the local farming community. After a year of planning and organizing, Colinas Verdes was awarded their legal status from the Ministry of Agriculture. It is now recognized as an organization with the rights to give educational seminars, technical assistance, and project planning for the conservation of natural resources and the protection of the environment.
In June of 1995, the Colinas Verdes Foundation was awarded financing for their first project and in the years since, they have undertaken and completed countless endeavors which have all been based on the theme of improving the quality or life for the local communities while conserving the environment.See more