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Protecting Guatemala’s wildlife and heritage

Fundaselva

Asociación Fundaselva de Guatemala is a non-profit organisation founded in 1987.

Protecting the environment for sustainable development in Guatemala and improving the quality of life for present and future generations is at the heart of our mission.

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Sea Turtle Conservation

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All donations are gratefully received and support conservation projects at Estación Biológica el Banco, Guatemala.

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Sea turtles hatchlings making their way to the pacific ocean. Watch a Message About Our Work

hatchlings released in 2018

hatchlings released in 2019

About Our Charity

Wildlife Conservation

Research projects at Estación Biológica el Banco support sea turtle and coastal wildlife conservation efforts on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala.

research

environmental education

Outreach work with the local community of El Banco promotes the importance of environmental protection to members of the public.

community

Habitat protection

The K’anti Shul Private Nature Reserve in Alta Verapaz, helps protect the habitat of Guatemala’s National Bird, the resplendent quetzal.

cloud forest

reducing waste

Since the 1990s Fundaselva has been pioneering waste collection and recycling projects in Guatemala, focusing on plastics in Pacific Coastal areas.

sustainability

Striving to protect Guatemala’s wildlife and heritage for future generations

Asociación Fundaselva de Guatemala is a non-profit organisation founded in 1987.

Protecting the environment for sustainable development in Guatemala, and improving the quality of life for present and future generations, is at the heart of it’s mission.

Since the 1990’s Fundaselva has been striving to protect Guatemala’s wildlife and natural heritage for future generations. The charity board includes experts on international and domestic conservation, wildlife law, business and marketing.

Fundaselva works closely with biologists from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG) and the National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP) to develop and conduct research and conservation projects throughout Guatemala.

Flagship project

estación biológica el banco

Established by Fundaselva and Indigo Expeditions as a joint conservation venture, the project was inspired by the dedicated sea turtle conservation work that was already being carried out by the community of el Banco.

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estación biológica el banco

Located in the community of el Banco on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala, Estación Biológica el Banco is a community based biological station. It was established by Asociación Fundaselva de Guatemala and Indigo Expeditions in 2017 to monitor populations of endangered sea turtles.

sea turtle conservation

Sea turtle conservation is conducted with our international partners Indigo Expeditions who lead research expeditions to Estación Biológica el Banco, and Universidad del Valle de Guatemalawho study the nesting ecology of olive ridley sea turtles.

kanti shul reserve

Managment of the K’anti Shul Nature Reserve in the Department of Alta Verapaz, includes cloud forest preservation and promotion of the sustainable use of natural resources. The 1600ha reserve also protects the cloud forest habitat of Guatemala’s National Bird, the resplendent quetzal.

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Our Top Priorities

Protecting the environment for sustainable development in Guatemala, and improving the quality of life for present and future generations, is at the heart of our mission.

wildlife

To monitor the nesting ecology of sea turtles at el Banco so we can better inform conservation efforts and policy in Guatemala.

cloud Forests

To empower communities to use cloud forest resources in a sustainable manner that also works for wildlife conservation.

community

To build a network of researchers, biologists and local community members to work together to safeguard Guatemala’s natural resources.

sustainability

To promote and develop initiatives to reduce and recycle waste on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala.

education

To educate children on the importance of responsible waste management and healthy environments.

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197,902 sea turtles released in 2019

Sea turtle campaign

At Estación Biológica el Banco, we are striving to protect some of the world’s endangered sea turtle species on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala.

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Guatemala is blessed with such amazing biodiversity, and it is important that we work to safeguard these valuable resources for present and future generations.
- Nini de Berger

President Fundaselva

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