Promoting action to build resilient and sustainable island communities

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PACIFICO Foundation

PACIFICO Foundation is a coordination platform made up of four environmental funds, whose purpose is to seek financial sustainability for actions in the Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP). The national funds that make up the PACIFICO Platform are the Action Fund and Natural Heritage Fund (Colombia), Natura Foundation (Panama) and Forever Costa Rica Association (Costa Rica). In 2015, PACIFICO developed a Conservation Plan that identifies the investment needs to conserve coastal-marine resources and guides funding actions to achieve an impact in the region.

Why have you joined the Global Island Partnership?

A focus of their efforts are 5 key islands in the Pacific Ocean of Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama with 4 of them already designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Galapagos, Cocos, Malpelo and Coiba). PACIFICO have joined GLISPA to work with others to scale up and promote stronger initiatives to foster sustainable development and conservation actions that benefit people, islands and marine ecosystems as well as to influence policy makers at the international and national levels.

PACIFICO Foundation membership representative is Carlos Chacon, Coordinator.