Natura International is dedicated to conserving rainforests and habitat in Latin America through bottom-up efforts led by local initiatives. We work with communities and governments, particularly at the state and regional level, to conserve land, protect watersheds and ecosystem services, and promote sustainable livelihoods in local communities linked to those efforts.
Our efforts focus in Bolivia, where Natura Bolivia has created over 1 million acres of protected areas and are working to create several million acres more, and in Argentina where Natura Argentina is working to create or assist in the creation of several major protected areas.
Natura Bolivia has also developed expertise in the creation of large protected areas, and in the past few years has worked with communities and municipalities to create 1.5 million acres of new protected areas and almost 2 million additional acres in integrally managed areas. Natura Bolivia is now working with these municipalities to build management capacity and sustainable financing systems for these areas, as well as creating new areas.