It is a year since the LATA Foundation had the good fortune that Chris Pickard agreed to become our Chairperson. Under his guidance the Foundation continues to grow, looking at new ways to engage both with our projects and LATA members. We have also had new people join our team bringing fresh ideas, skills and energy – As always we are grateful to all the volunteers that give their time so willingly, and to the companies and individuals that support us through donations of time and money. Read more
Posts from the ‘Projects’ Category
The Azuero Earth Project focuses on environmental education, reforestation, habitat restoration and sustainable land use in the Azuero Peninsula which is fast becoming one of Panama’s tourist hot spots. The refuge contains diverse and vitally important ecosystems – beaches, mangroves, dunes and marshes and although protected by law, it is increasingly threatened by coastal development.
La Salamanca aims to preserve traditional Guarani culture and create local employment opportunities though community based tourism. The majority of the members are craftswomen from the Campo Blanco community in Aguaray (Argentina) who focus on crafts, preserving the Guarani culture, environmental conservation, traditional Guarani gastronomy and organic food production.
Abriendo Mentes which means ‘Opening minds’ in Spanish is a small community-based project founded in 2009 which aims to empower individuals from two rural coastal communities in Costa Rica through innovative and engaging education programs and activities including English and computer lessons, Zumba classes and lacrosse.
RELEASE THE SQUIRREL MONKEYS!
Five orphaned squirrel monkeys have been successfully released back into the wild in Costa Rica! Our partner, Kids Saving the Rainforest, have reported on their successful release of the endangered and recovered squirrel monkeys back into their natural habitats!