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Our Mission

tree at sunset, ChacoThe Parks in Peril program strengthens local capacity to manage protected areas in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our goals are to:

  • Build an on-site logistics capacity for park management

  • Develop the analytic and strategic capacity necessary for long-term management of these areas

  • Create long-term financial mechanisms to sustain the local management of these areas

  • Integrate PIP protected areas into the economic lives of local society

  • Use PIP site-based activities and methodologies to influence conservation in other sites in the region’s most imperiled ecosystems

Photo: Tree at sunset in Defensores del Chaco, Paraguay © Janie M. Greene