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[EN] Action and advocacy for the conservation of Andean wetlands. Mission: To generate actions and reflections for the environment; specifically, on Andean mountains and wetlands, with a particular focus on improving governance at Lake Tota, Colombia. [ESP] Acciones y reflexiones en pro del monte y humedales Andinos. Misión: Generar acciones y reflexiones en pro del ambiente; del monte y humedales Andinos en especial. Con énfasis particular en contribuir a fortalecer gobernanza en el Lago de Tota.
About This Cause
ESTABLISHMENT Fundación Montecito (Montecito Foundation) was established the 05th of June, 2010. Legally registered as nonprofit in the Chamber of Commerce of Sogamoso and DIAN (taxation authority). CHARITY TYPE We are a private and family nonprofit, founded by Felipe Velasco and Juanita Arango (couple - short bio: https://bit.ly/s-bio). And we decided to start it as a result of an authentic belief and call for commitment towards our environment, based on several years of an increasing affection to nature, and particularly moved by high-Andean ecosystems such as Lake Tota or La Hondura Canyon, with which we created an inner bond of compromise for conservation and sustainability. OBJECTIVES We concentrate our activities on governance, environmental culture and tourism, in which we engage with interconnected projects. For us, these projects have importance in its own sense and as a fundamental component to enhance governance and pursue territorial sustainability, based on ethics and commitment: ethics founded on integrating knowledge, praxis and human values; and commitment in turn based on integrating communication, education, participation and awareness. TIMELINE Here we share some of the most significant moments in our history: http://en.fundacionmontecito.org/timeline.html AWARDS AND HONORS With feelings of gratitude and appreciation to those who grant them, and at the same time with the responsibility and commitment that this represents before society, we share here the awards and recognitions obtained by Foundation Montecito, since we started work in 2010, to date: http://en.fundacionmontecito.org/awards-and-honors.html NETWORKS Fundación Montecito is a proud member of the following networks: World Wetland Network, Living Lakes Network, and Wetland Link International. WEBSITE [EN] http://en.fundacionmontecito.org/ [ESP] http://www.fundacionmontecito.org/ With gratitude for your consideration to support our organization. Felipe Velasco Director, Fundación Montecito