Fundación Biodiversidad (Biodiversity Foundation) is a non-profit foundation established in 1998. It carries out activities in the field of conservation, study, and sustainable use of biodiversity, as well as in international cooperation for development. Through International Cooperation, Fundación Biodiversidad manages to support sustainable development in developing countries, so that environmental conservation becomes a source of wealth for society. The strategies used by Fundación Biodiversidad to achieve its aims are, among others: to promote poverty reduction initiatives, strengthening of institutions and support of experts and technologies, support to indigenous communities, support to ecotourism initiatives and actions in the framework of international agreements. Since 2004 Fundación Biodiversidad has supported more than 50 cooperation projects in African, Latin American and European countries.
1. Desert farmers (Phase I): The main goal of this project is to consolidate a sustainable farming and forestry development strategy and an agricultural cooperative in the city of Nouadhibou (Mauritania), allowing the creation of jobs and social integration while developing a green belt in the area.
2. Climate change and the fight against poverty, the African experience: The main goal of this project is to contribute to the availability of information to the Spanish and African civil society and make them collaborate with their individual and collective activities in order to mitigate the issues of climate change and eradicate poverty.
3. R+D+I Project of territorial planning for a farming and forestry plantation based on the sustainable development of the Peruvian Amazonia: The main goal of the project is to develop a sustainable physical planning in view of the conservation of biodiversity and the balanced development of local populations.