Natura International began operating in 2018 and our primary focus is on the creation of large protected areas to conserve critically endangered ecosystems and biodiversity. We do this by working closely with the governments involved as well as local communities, to create a shared vision that includes both conservation and sustainable development
Our founder, Byron Swift, is a conservation leader who directed the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) office in the United States, founded and directed Rainforest Trust for 20 years, and Nature and Culture International for 17 years. His experience in conservation and sustainable development programs spans 12 Latin American countries over the past three decades.
You can learn more about our current projects here.
Natura International participated in the Nation’s Chamber of Deputies Commission on Natural Resources and Human Environment Conservation Commission hearing on the future Ansenuza National Park and its importance for flamingos and migratory and resident waterbirds.