ABOUT US

ACOANA was created in 1995 by a group of friends who shared the same vision of biodiversity conservation in Venezuela. Since then, our epic navigation through Guayana has been constant, persistent, rebelious and free in its research/activities to promote human well being as a route towards the conservation of the fabulous tropical system of the Guiana Shield.

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ACOANA

As our work has reached its maturity, our mission remains unrelenting with regards to our vision of biodiversity conservation, but it now takes less conventional paths to the biology of conservation. For us, to approach conservation of the biodiversity of life, means to focus on what people are capable of being, and doing, to live the life they wish, linked with valuable functions of natural ecosystems, which are the pillars of human development and well being. 

We focus our efforts in promoting essential functions within the population of the community (i.e. to have good health), as well as more complex functions to promote a better life within their set of values (i.e. participation in community life, defense of ancestral land, development of artistic habilities within their own culture, to enjoy family relations, to live within their own culture in a protected traditional habitat, etc.). The conceptual frameworks of our interventions are based on focusing on human development and capabilities, ecological health, adaptability in continious learning and feasibility of the system.

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Organization

Organization

ACOANA – established in 1995, is a non-profit civil Association of environmental and social character

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Allies

We have allied institutions that have accompanied us in our long-term research efforts – action and development cooperation.

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Collaborators

Ethnic diversity, professional, gender and generational vision converge in the profile of collaborators

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Team

Our operational model has as a seal a small work team in Caracas and strategic cooperation with multiple actors and multiscalar

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Board of directors

Conformed by professionals of recognized trajectory committed to the institutional vision and mission

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Website

ACOANA launches its new website in 2017 within the spirit of communicating the historiographical memory of institutional work.

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OUR TEAM

Our operational model has as seal a small work team in Caracas and strategic cooperation with multiple actors and allies, at multiple scales to carry out the investigation -action.

CONTACT US

Av. Humbolt con calle Coromoto, residencias Breto
Oficina 9, Bello Monte Norte
Caracas 1050, Venezuela.
Phone: (0212) 763 10 54
E-mail: contacto@acoana.org

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