Founded in 1993, Asociación Armonía quickly became Bolivia’s most effective conservation organization, working with local communities to protect the country’s wildlands and wildlife.
We are a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization with 14 conservation programs across the country that protect Bolivia’s natural heritage while supporting local communities.
Armonía means Harmony in Spanish: we strive to create harmony between nature and people.
To conserve Bolivia’s birds and their habitats by empowering local people
- To prevent extinctions in the wild
- To conserve the sites and habitats important for birds and other biodiversity
- To sustain vital ecological systems and ensure sustainable use of natural resources
- To alleviate poverty by creating alternative livelihoods and improved living standards
Our successful approach has enabled us to establish strategic partnerships with highly respected international organizations, including the American Bird Conservancy, BirdLife International, Loro Parque Fundación, Rainforest Trust, and World Land Trust.
Our greatest success is engaging and empowering local communities and indigenous peoples – from the Andes to the Amazon. We have years of experience coupling environmental protection and raising awareness, with improved livelihoods and living standards for the Bolivian people.
Bolivia is one of the poorest nations in South America, struggling with a weak economy and rapid population growth. This means the country is seeking ways to develop quickly.
Recent development centered around global precedents, such as production of petroleum products, large scale farming and ranching, and overuse of natural resources such as timber.
But there is another, more modern movement in Bolivia trying to follow a sustainable path.
Unfortunately, the reference base for this kind of cultural growth is very weak. Many Bolivians are neither aware that they live in one of the world’s biologically-richest countries, nor that this may offer economic benefits.
This is why raising environmental awareness and creating alternative livelihoods for our people is central to our mission.
Thank you for your support
We thank our international partners and individual donors for the conservation achievements in Bolivia – we cannot save threatened species or support our people without your generous funding. Thank you.