ASANA (Friends of Nature, Central and Southern Pacific Coast) Costa Rica

The mission of ASANA is to secure the long-term conservation of the Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor and surrounding natural areas by empowering local communities and residents to take action in support of conservation actions. In particular, we support the development of local community organizations, cooperation among government and non-governmental organizations, and environmental education. We serve as a local coordinator of research activities, and we act as advocate when required to address high-priority needs.

ASANA (Friends of Nature, Central and Southern Pacific Coast) Costa Rica
Hacienda Baru
1km de la cruce de Dominical hacia Quepos
Dominical, Osa, San Jose San Isidro 11901
Costa Rica
+506-8702-7297
http://www.ASANAcr.org

President

Richard Margoluis

Management Team

Andrea Herrera, Executive Director

Board of Directors

Braulio Jimenez, Michael Rothschild, Jack Ewing, Pablo Chacon, Andrea Herrera, Juan Ramon Segura, John Paterson, Richard Margoluis, Executive Director

Project Leaders

Richard Margoluis

Mission

The mission of ASANA is to secure the long-term conservation of the Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor and surrounding natural areas by empowering local communities and residents to take action in support of conservation actions. In particular, we support the development of local community organizations, cooperation among government and non-governmental organizations, and environmental education. We serve as a local coordinator of research activities, and we act as advocate when required to address high-priority needs.

Programs

Legal protection status of the Path of the Tapir Conservation of the Savegre River Watershed Integration of coastal-marine work with terrestrial conservation Protection of freshwater habitat, primarily rivers, streams, and springs Environmental education Green certification of local businesses Management of a land trust Mitigation of the effects of major electricity infrastructure in Corridor Climate change adaptation along Pacific Coast

Statistics on ASANA (Friends of Nature, Central and Southern Pacific Coast) Costa Rica

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2011: $35,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $30,000
  • Other funding sources: NGOs:The Nature Conservancy Multilateral agencies: The United Nations Development Program Research institutions: Stroud Water Research Center Income generating projects: Government of Costa Rica Payments for Environmental Services Multiple individual and business donors
  • Religious Affiliation: None
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