About BluoVerda

BluoVerda Deutschland e.V. is a diaspora organization that promotes the maintenance, enhancement and recovery of ecosystems and natural resources in Latin America. We work with consideration and in support of sustainable livelihoods of local people. We do this by inspiring and building stronger, collaborative and more equal ties among institutions, society and science, promoting also triangular cooperation.

Our vision

A world in which humans and nature live in harmony

We are an integral part of nature. We strive for sustainable development, based on the responsible management of natural resources and respect for the living environment.

Our Strategy

BluoVerda helps develop sustainable pathways based on empathy and respect for nature. To do so, we work together with our partners in Germany and overseas to design, implement and support initiatives, establishing innovative and inclusive approaches, thereby achieving a balance between conservation, resource use and local livelihoods. Such initiatives include:

  • Coordination, management and Monitoring & Evaluation of research and development projects (Our Projects)
  • Active involvement in education for sustainable development initiatives in Germany and Latin America (Our Workshops and Trainings)
  • Organization of fundraising and awareness-raising campaigns (Out Events)

Our work encompasses six thematic areas: climate, forests & wildlife, mountain ecosystem, marine & freshwater, food & farming (agriculture and fisheries), and sustainable cities. By linking these areas in an integrated approach, we can better direct our resources to achieve results.

What we support

BluoVerda supports the implementation of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development with its globally determined Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially in relation to:

  • Increased conservation of natural landscapes in Latin America, especially biodiversity, land and water (SGD14, SDG15)
  • Development of blue and green measures for the responsible management of natural resources and sustainable cities (SDG11)
  • Improvement of local livelihoods - social empowerment, gender equity, poverty alleviation, wellbeing, and income generation (SDG1, SDG5, SDG8, SDG10)
  • Transfer of technology and information to our partners to strengthen their work in Latin America (SDG9, SDG17)
  • Mitigation of greenhouse gasses associated with the activities of the agricultural, forestry and marine sectors (SDG13)
  • Adaptation of vulnerable populations to climate-related hazards and climate change (SDG13)

Our Members

BluoVerda members act with transparency, motivation and engagement, and our actions are led by science-based facts seeking excellence and credibility. More than 70% of our members are professionals from Latin America who specialize in the management and conservation of natural ecosystems.

Dr. Patrícia Gallo (Chair)

Dr. Patrícia Gallo (Chair)

Dr. Mariana Vidal Merino (Vice-chair)

Dr. Mariana Vidal Merino (Vice-chair)

Elizabeth Barroeta Hlusicka

Elizabeth Barroeta Hlusicka

Daniela Limache de la Fuente

Daniela Limache de la Fuente

Gabriela Huidobro Jáuregui

Gabriela Huidobro Jáuregui

Sascha Giebner

Sascha Giebner

Dr. Marolyn Vidaurre

Dr. Marolyn Vidaurre

Dr. Soledad Luna

Dr. Soledad Luna

Leonard Holl

Leonard Holl