The Wildlife Without Borders-Latin America and the Caribbean Program focuses on strengthening the ability of Latin American and Caribbean institutions to manage and conserve species, habitats and ecological processes for the benefit of the people of the Americas and the world.
Of particular interest
are projects that build the human and institutional capacity to effectively conserve and manage natural protected areas in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Program objectives are: (1) To advance, through capacity building, the transition of protected areas from legally established but under-implemented paper parks to effectively managed landscapes, benefiting species of regional concern; and (2) To develop, strengthen and replicate high-quality conservation training programs that reach the priority audiences associated with protected areas.
The priority audiences for the training supported by this Program include: Protected area managers and administrators; Protected area guards and rangers; Protected area outreach and education specialists; Community leaders (living in and around protected areas); Upper-level students (working on projects in and around protected areas); and Decision-makers who influence protected areas (including private landowners, legislators, and public officials).