Neotropica is a private, non-profit organization that aims to transform
existing natural resource management practices in the Neotropics into
sustainable practices that protect natural heritage and improve the quality
of life for present and future communities.
Travelers Conservation Trust has developed a lasting relationship with
Neotropica because of the work they have done for the environment. Neotropica
works to achieve its goals by conducting projects in the areas of natural
resource management, community development, environmental education and
- Grande de Tarcoles River Basin Project- For
4 years Neotropica has been compiling research of the Grande de Tarcoles
River Basin. Neotropica
has established this project in an effort to establish a partnership
for action with local governments, the private sector, independent
groups and communities to improve the environmental degradation that
caused by rapid urban development, deforestation, an the use of agricultural
chemicals within the watershed.
- Self-Development of La Gamba Community-
Neotropica was able to improve the infrastructure of the school, clinic,
and community center in La
Gamba and 60 families joined the program to develop plans for financing,
technical assistance and training to improve and diversify production
systems such as sustainable livestock, ecotourism, and medicinal plants.
Youth Center- In 2002: 200 elementary school children, 45 high school
students, and 170 international students visited the Tropical
Youth Center. They learned about sustainable development, tropical
ecology and received training and technical assistance on socio-environmental
BENEFITS OF NEOTROPICA MEMBERSHIP
- Neotropica Foundation
- A subscription to the Neotropica Bulletin, issued every four
- The opportunity to visit Neotropica’s projects in the
- An invitation to the Neotropica Annual Members Gathering.
Neotropica Foundation. 8 Oct. 2003. <http://www.neotropica.org>.
Neotropica Foundation. Neotropica Foundation Annual Report 2002. Neotropica