Founded in 2004, Faunagua is a Bolivian institution dedicated to promoting and strengthening different stakeholders’ capacities to sustainably manage and conserve renewable natural resources, with special emphasis on hydrobiological, wetland, and forest resources. Its activities are focused on collaborative civil society water management, including applied and participatory research, technological innovation, and development of adaptation strategies that consider environmental variability and climate change. Its work is oriented to the amelioration of food security and sovereignty, local livelihood enhancement, gender equity, and poverty alleviation.

Through its partnership with Acción Andina, Faunagua will scale their project in the Cochabamba landscape by increasing tree production capacity in the Tunari Park through construction of a new nursery. The annual production goal of 100,000 high Andean native trees will be coordinated with communities and landowners, and further Faunagua’s mission of increasing local stakeholder capacities to conserve and restore natural resources critical for ensuring future livelihoods throughout the region.