Panama is home to a number of environmental charities that work to protect and preserve the country’s unique and diverse ecosystems. These organizations offer expats with ample time a great opportunity to get involved in their local communities and make a positive impact on the environment. Whether through volunteering, donating, or participating in advocacy campaigns, these individuals can play a crucial role in supporting and promoting sustainable practices that help protect Panama’s natural resources for future generations. By joining forces with these organizations, expats can help make a difference and leave a lasting impact on their new home country.
Thank you so much to all who participate in these organizations and other efforts to help save our precious environment.
“We are a non-governmental, non-profit organization, with more than 35 years of uninterrupted work, conserving the natural resources and biodiversity of Panama for present and future generations. We protect 30,000 hectares of forest in the Punta Patiño Private Nature Reserve in Darién, the second largest in Central America, and we promote the restoration of areas of importance for the conservation of biodiversity.”
The Centro de Incidencia Ambiental (CIAM) is a charity organization that was founded in 2007 to address public interest legal actions in pursuit of environmental justice. They focus on strategic litigation, environmental impact, and promoting citizen participation. They provide free legal assistance to vulnerable communities affected by environmental issues and fight against environmental racism. They work with the media to disseminate information and denounce environmental violations. They rely on the support of the International Community Foundation and the David & Lucille Packard Foundation.
These are just a few examples of the many fantastic charities in Panama that are working to make a positive impact in the lives of those in need. Whether you are able to donate a little or a lot, every contribution can make a difference.
“From MarViva we support the construction of institutional and union capacities to optimize the effectiveness of regulations, strategies and plans for marine conservation and sustainable development.
Through access to technical and scientific information, training and alliances between actors, we promote an ecosystemic, multisectoral and inter-institutional approach based on advice and empowerment of relevant actors for decision-making in the implementation and evaluation of management measures and good practices. Volunteers for the conservation of natural resources. Likewise, we facilitate the establishment and consolidation of participatory governance structures, guaranteeing the insertion of community sectors and civil society in the integral management of marine and coastal spaces.”
Nature and Science Foundation 507 is a non-profit organization in Panama established in December 2015. Its goal is to promote a safe environment for coexistence with nature and human beings through actions such as wildlife and ecosystem conservation, climate change study, environmental education, sustainable development, and efficient use of natural resources, and empowering local communities.
Fundación PROMAR is a non-profit environmental organization based in Panama, formed by volunteers who want to participate in the conservation of coastal marine ecosystems. The foundation was created in Panama City in June 1991 as a result of diving groups’ reaction to the negative changes observed in marine environments. Its goals are to conserve marine ecosystems, support existing and create new protected areas, promote community participation in the management and conservation of natural resources, educate the public about natural environments, and support the development of ecotourism as a sustainable economic alternative for coastal communities.
The mission of Fundación Natura is to conserve ecosystems by managing hydro-graphic basins and marine-coastal areas through resource management that contributes to national policies and international agreements. The vision is for Fundación Natura to be recognized as a resource manager that leads and innovates in the conservation and sustainable management of ecosystems and biodiversity in prioritized hydro-graphic basins and marine coastal areas.
The organization’s value proposition is to manage resources to provide participatory and innovative solutions to environmental problems. The code of ethics states that organizations play an important role in society as agents of change, promoting initiatives and businesses that face challenges in the pursuit of the public good through alternatives to environmental, social, and economic problems.
The work of organizations is recognized, but it is necessary to provide frameworks and conditions to strengthen internal and external trust and credibility.
Since 2010, Pro Eco Azuero has been dedicated to reforestation, habitat restoration, sustainable land management, and environmental education with the mission to preserve the earth’s ecosystems, protect biodiversity, and promote healthy communities by helping people to make informed decisions, take sustainable actions, and share knowledge.
Non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands. Our vision is a world where wetlands are valued and cared for due to their beauty, the life they support and the resources they provide.
One of the leaders responsible for the new law giving sea turtles legal rights in Panama.