In many parts of Latin America and the Caribbean environmental conservation remains a challenge in rural areas and urban settings alike. PADF works with local communities, farmers, land-owners, government officials, youth, children, and teachers to promote conservation, increase interest in the environment, raise awareness, and educate them about the important natural treasures found in their communities and the importance of preserving them.
Over the years PADF has also worked with communities to plant tens of millions of trees, providing seedlings and technical support to local farmers, while teaching residents about energy alternatives as a way to reduce the impact of deforestation on local economies.
Alfonso Garcia Calderon
Director of Territorial Development and Governance
Environment and Disaster Resilience Thematic Leader
Senior Program Manager
Environment Practice Area Leader