Founded and created in Panama by Futuro Forestal, Fundación Comunidad y Bosque (FCB/CFF) is an independent non profit organization.
It was registered in Panama in 2005 and in Nicaragua in 2007. Since its early years FCB has worked to create better opportunities for communities around forest investments, in order to contribute to better life conditions of families neighboring the forests. Nevertheless, the Community and Forest Foundation has also work in parallel in areas that are not exclusively related to an investment following the diverse objectives such as countering climate change, generating environmental and conservationist consciousness; protecting biodiversity, soil resources, water sources and reducing rural poverty in regions that surround forests.
As work evolved, the foundation started to focus in environmental education with the nearby communities, technical and professional training in areas of forestry, education and farming, organization, basic accounting and investigation. Along the way, Alliances have been created with local communities, schools, national and international universities, research centers, local government and community organizations.
FBC together with various partners has initiated and developed various community projects with diverse activities, from apiculture farms for women in the community, community nurseries, reforestation and agriculture, to beach clean-up activities.
The foundation is constantly looking for partners to develop, finance and execute projects that encourage a sustainable balance between communities and their environment.
We are currently developing the Panamericana Verde, a project that aims at reforesting and conserving a two kilometers wide biological corridor through the american continent, to connect diverse ecosystems and protect Biodiversity. We are working on connecting people alongside the corridor, indigenous nations and other local communities, NGOs, local governments, investors and citizens from all over the world who will support this project.