Talamanca Initiative

A collaborative partnership of three community-focused organisations (ANAI, APPTA, and CBTC), the Talamanca Initiative has worked since 1983 to integrate biodiversity conservation and socio-economic development in the Talamanca region of Costa Rica. Through the Talamanca Initiative’s work, communities have been able to engage in sustainable income generating pursuits that also work to protect their natural environment.


1. Promotion of sustainable socio-economic development, through crop diversification and organic agriculture.
2. Establishment of a Regional Training Center and of 13 local ecotourism ventures.

Type of organisation: 
Indigenous Peoples/Local Community Organisation
Costa Rica

Benson Varquez
E-mail: bensoncr@racsa.co.cr

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