FUNDACIÓN TROPICÓ is a nonprofit organization based in Cali that promotes environmental conservation and rehabilitation in the Valle de Cauca department.

Founded in 1995, the Foundation works with communities, ethnic minorities, young people and children, farmers and professional agricultural associations to raise awareness and provide solutions to environmental issues. The Foundation supports education and training on key issues to increase the capacity of communities to make informed decisions about their future.

It supports the establishment and management of protected areas, organic agriculture, food sustainability and the strengthening of traditional sustainable methods, and promotes social justice. The Foundation also supports the research needed to implement these programmes.

Fundación Trópico has partnered with local, regional and national government, the European Commission, Nature Conservancy, the University of Cauca, the University of Florida, the National Park Service of Colombia, indigenous grassroots organizations and other non-profits.

Ríobravo es Vida

Video in Spanish about Trópico’s work in the Ríobravo area which is part of one of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots​, Earth’s most biologically rich and threatened areas.

Bajo Calima

Community development project in the lower basin of the Calima River, Municipality of Buenaventura, Valle de Cauca, Colombia – where the target population is made up of displaced and returnee Afro-Colombian communities.

Find out more about Fundación Trópico.