NGOs protecting wildlife in Colombia

Impulso Verde

Impulso Verde is a  Colombian non-profit NGO dedicated to the restoration of the high Andean forest and the protection of the páramo. They co-develop projects in partnership with indigenous and peasant associations.

A foundation created and developed by a French-Colombian team, based in Cali (Valle de Cauca) and Ipiales (Nariño).

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The Nature Conservancy

From the Andean peaks to the beaches to large cities and lush jungles with rivers are the backbone of Colombia and its economy.

The Nature Conservancy works with governments at all levels, businesses from all sectors and civil society to conserve them and demonstrate how infrastructure and production are not threats, but allies in maintaining their good health.


SELVA is a non-profit NGO founded in Colombia in 2009, by people who dedicate their lives to research and conservation in the neotropics.

SELVA generates knowledge about biodiversity in the neotropics and contributes to its conservation to attain a balance between human welfare and a thriving natural environment. In this way, they hope to inspire sustainable change for the integral protection of the natural heritage and encourage new ideas and collective learning.

Wildlife Conservation Centre

The Wildlife Conservation Society protects wildlife and their environment worldwide. They do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo.

Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission believing that it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

Amazon Conservation Team

The Amazon Conservation Team partners with indigenous and other local communities to protect tropical forests and strengthen traditional culture. They see a future where healthy tropical forests and thriving local communities exist in harmonious relationships with each other, contributing to the well-being of the planet.

They believe that conservation is a moral and ethical duty. They are a part of nature, not apart from it – ‘nature is our home, not our servant’. They believe that effective conservation always begins on the ground, no matter what. Though there may be difficulties or dangers, they do not turn back from their vision or abandon their partners.

They believe that tropical forests and the local communities that live within them are interdependent parts of one whole. They work to protect and strengthen both.

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