Fundación Global Nature is a private, nationwide, non-profit educational organisation created in 1993. It was founded with the aim of conserving, protecting and managing the environment. Its projects involve the maintenance and reclaiming of habitats and endangered species, technological innovation, the recovery of traditional agricultural activities and land custodianship. As a non-profit educational foundation, a large proportion of its projects entail environmental education, through courses, seminars, conferences, youth exchanges, field work and the publishing of research work.
Fundación Global Nature undertakes activities all over Spain and in particular in the Autonomous Communities of the Canaries, Valencian Community, Extremadura, Castile and Leon, Castile-La Mancha, Andalusia and Madrid. It also has development projects in Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Paraguay, the Dominican Republic, Morocco and the Philippines.
Its activities include numerous Natura 2000 management projects, the recovery of traditional and the introduction of new sustainable agricultural systems, the promotion of extensive livestock farming and transhumance, the protection of native breeds and the conservation of ecosystems.
Other projects are devoted to the conservation and reclaiming of wetlands such as La Nava, Boada and Pedraza de Campos (Palencia), the salt lakes of Villacañas (Toledo), Laguna de Louro (A Coruña), the Talaván reservoir (Cáceres) and the Roñanzas peatlands (Asturias).
Most activities undertaken with farmers are conducted through Land Custody Agreements, and a total of 220 properties with an area of more than 16,000 hectares are currently being managed. FGN promotes agri-environmental pilot projects to improve habitats. It has two Environmental Education Centres in Palencia and Cáceres, which are its main sites for offering information and conducting training programmes.
Fundación Global Nature has extensive experience linked to European LIFE projects.