Several FOS staff members have lived and worked—or currently live and work—in Latin America. Because of these strong ties to the region, FOS has worked extensively with large and small conservation organizations, governmental agencies, and donors throughout Latin America (we have included Mexico in this region).
Many montane protected areas provide abundant, clean water that is valuable for human consumption, irrigation, hydro-electric production, industrial production, ecological processes and other uses. The intention of watershed valuation projects is to help local actors recognize the importance of these natural areas and take action to protect them, in order to ensure the integrity of [...]
In late 2010, FOS partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife without Borders Program to provide distance training in the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation to teams across Latin America. The course received an overwhelming amount of interest, with 120 applicants from for only nine spaces. Teams used real-world projects to [...]
Covering 210 million hectares of northern Bolivia, southeastern Peru, and western and central Brazil, the Southwestern Amazon forests encompass some of the richest forest communities on Earth. It is home to numerous indigenous communities whose culture and identity depends on the natural resources. In 2003, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) launched the Amazon Headwaters Initiative [...]
The Gulf of California, Mexico is home to a rich ecosystem that provides habitat to a large array of marine mammals and seabirds and sustains most of Mexico’s fishery resources. Since 2005, FOS has facilitated strategic planning processes with several conservation organizations and their partners working in the Gulf. Clients have included large international non-governmental [...]