Fundación Bosques Nativos Argentinos para la Biodiversidad. Refugio de Selva y Centro de Investigación Antonia Ramos

Region

Americas

Country

Argentina

Flyway

Americas flyway

Initiative

WLI Americas

About

Organisation name

Fundación Bosques Nativos Argentinos para la Biodiversidad Bosques is an Argentinean non-profit organisation, authorised to operate as a legal entity by the General Inspection of Justice of the Argentine Republic.

Financial support

Internal and External

Number of staff

7 people

Number of visitors per year

On Facebook the FBNA has more than 50,000 followers. Approximately 120 people a year visit and do research at CIAR. The impact of our free publications and participation in projects and events is even higher.

Objectives

The main objectives are the regeneration of native forests, the restoration of biodiversity and the support of Argentinean scientific research.

Description of the centre

The Foundation works in different areas of our country, for example in Villa Gesell and Otamendi in the province of Buenos Aires.

The "Antonia Ramos" Rainforest Refuge and Research Centre is located in the Province of Misiones, Department of Oberá, Municipality of Campo Ramón, in an area of approximately 500 hectares where a project of restoration of native forests and biodiversity is being carried out.

There are diverse environments such as lowland forests, recovering forests, native forests, rivers and streams where the biological diversity includes anfibes, fish, invertebrates, birds, mammals, plants, fungi and lichens, among others.

The site has facilities for researchers to stay during sampling campaigns as well as a space dedicated to in situ research. At the same time, transport and logistics are provided for the transfer of researchers and samples between the research centre and the city of Oberá.

From here and from the Central Office in Buenos Aires, scientific information, management and concrete projects for sustainable development are generated.

 

Work Areas

Main CEPA activities

The Foundation's main lines of action in Environmental Education are:

- Non-formal education (key actors: civil servants, producers, for example); training of multipliers; heritage interpretation.

- Formal education (healthy landscapes through forestation - educational institutions, organisations).

-Environmental communication

We use scientific information that we generate and articulate; we incorporate it into our management / sustainable development projects; and we build good practices "with and for" local people.

Three main successes

a) Regeneration of native forest: to date, more than 90,000 trees of native species have been planted through the institution's nurseries.

b) Dissemination: Edition of our magazine BIODIVERSIDAD, with environmental scientific research, free distribution, both its printed and digital version.

c) Environmental Education: project "La honda pasó de onda", active participation, where the population handed in 70 gomeras in exchange for 16 binoculars in an educational process together with rural schools and provincial and national environmental authorities.

Three main challenges

From Bosques / Education we propose for 2015:

- Train officials in surface water monitoring.

- Train DELTA multipliers in strategic communication (CEPA), to consolidate the work network.

- Design and implement a campaign for the valuation of native trees in strategic work areas for our organisation.

 

Areas of Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat; Building / maintaining infrastructures

Participation

Working with disabled people; Engaging hard-to-reach groups; Engaging marginalised people; Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Early years education; Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Lobbying / running campaigns; Developing resources / materials

General

Auditing / assessing effectiveness; PR and marketing; Running effective administration; Health and safety; Project planning

 

Contact

Name: Ana Julia Gomez Mail: ajgomez@bosques.org.ar

Address: Parana 3125, Piso 1, Oficinas 29 y 30. Martínez (1640) Provincia de Buenos Aires. Argentina.

Phone: 54-11-5433 0762

Website address: www.bosques.org.ar

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