Mission


Non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of ecosystems and their biodiversity, which positions environmental goods and services, to contribute to the protection of integrated management of priority watersheds through their environmental and economic assessment, participatory processes and fund management


Vision


The ecosystems and the biodiversity of the prioritized watersheds by Fundación Natura, are conserved through the efficient and competitive administration of the funds that current and potential donors give us.


Ethics Code


Organizations play an important role in society, as change agents, promoters of initiatives and enterprises that face challenges in the search for the public good, through alternatives to environmental, social and economic problems. Although the organizations' work is recognized, it's necessary to provide the frameworks and conditions that strengthen internal and external trust and credibility


Quality Policy


We are a foundation that is committed to the conservation and protection of nature and the sustainable development of Panama, which guarantees the donors and the environmental society that there will be an adequate use of resources and a timely and efficient development of projects; thanks to the suppliers' collaboration and our collaborators' capacity.

We are identified with the continuous improvement of what we do

History

Fundación Natura is a non-profit Panamanian organization with 27 years of continuous work, has established a solid track record in project management and management of environmental funds, aimed at contributing to the restoration of ecosystems and the management of key areas for its water resources and biodiversity, such as watersheds and protected areas.

Since 1995, it has contributed resources through the Donations Program to non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations and related organizations of the FIDECO Fund, to a conservation and sustainable development project in the main watersheds of Panama (Panama Canal Basin, Santa María Basin, La Villa and Chiriquí Viejo Basins) and in the coastal and marine areas (Gulf of Chiriqui and San Miguel). With the program of In-kind Donations to Protected Areas, it has annually supported more than 36 Protected Areas in operation, maintenance, protection and monitoring activities.

Since 2003, Natura manages Panama's debt for nature swaps, one for the Chagres National Park and the other for the Darién National Park, both funds created under the Tropical Forests Conservation Law of the United States of America. .

In various fund management schemes, we have worked with international organizations, bilateral and multilateral organizations, such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Inter-American Foundation (FIA), the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) and the United Nations Program. United for Development (UNDP), among others.

With our Green Coalitions program we support, in partnership with the private sector, environmental initiatives thanks to allies and strategic partners, who from civil society organizations, communities, government institutions, companies with CSR and cooperation organizations, contribute and add up to a common goal of promoting concrete actions of sustainable development and conservation.

Trustees

Lisandro Madrid

President


Panamanian Institute of Architecture and Urbanism

Patricio Bosquez

Vice president


National Economists Association

Carlos Vargas

Treasurer


Panama Canal Authority

Juan Maté

Secretary


Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Chris Lam Giner

Panamanian Institute of Architecture and Urbanism


Alternate

Juan Pablo Ordoñez

National Economists Association


Alternate

Tomás Fernández

Panama Canal Authority


Alternate

Rodrigo Ramírez-Blázquez

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute


Head

Emilio Sempris

Ministry of Environment


Head

Jorge Arosemena

City of knowledge


Head

Diego Dipieri

National Association of Reforesters and Allies


Head

Arq. Carla López Abello

Panamanian Association of Business Executives


Head

Lorenzo Hincapié

Executive Branch of the government


Head
 

Yamil Sánchez

Ministry of Environment


Alternate

Marissa Vallarino

National Association of Reforesters and Allies


Alternate

Juan Moreno

City of knowledge


Alternate

Eduardo Reyes

Panamanian Association of Business Executives


Alternate
 

Techinical Committee

Elio Álvarez


Dionisio Batista


Miguel Flores


Carlos Gómez


Maribel Gordón


Francisco Herrera


Blas Morán


Dario Tovar


Alexis Baúles
Mireya Correa
Nilce de cerezo
Sayda Grimaldo
Irving Díaz
Marilyn Diéguez
José A. Espino

Raúl Fletcher
Mahabir Gupta
Blanca de Hernández
Roberto Ibañez
Nidia Morales
Diniz Ramos Mendoza

Team