Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 DOMINICA

bullet2 Center for Conservation and Eco-Development Samaná and its Environs

Ave. Romulo Betancourt #555

Apt. 3B

224227Santo Domingo




Type:  NGO   

Scope:  local   

Interest in Forestry:  central


Our mission is "The conservation and sustainable use of the natural and cultural resources of Samaná Bay and the natural areas which surround it, with the active participation of its communities" .

In order to help us realize this goal we are currently implementing the following integrated programs:

* Community Participation and Environmental Education:

Within this program we carry out activities that involve and strengthen the community sectors, important to the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources. We provide information, and develop local capabilities so that communities can manage their resources consistent with the ideal of sustainable development. We place emphasis on the formation of community groups, the training of school teachers and the provision of student internships.

* Sustainable Development:

The objective of this program is to design and implement, in collaboration with the local people, integrated strategies which balance economic development with resource conservation. We work with communities to create and promote models of production and services that generate benefits while minimizing negative impact. Ecotourism, fisheries, and agriculture are the sectors in which we focus.

* Conservation of Biodiversity:

In order to better understand and protect ecosystems and species in danger of extinction, or critical to development, we implement research activities within this program focused specifically on marine-coastal resources and native flora.