The CBD-Habitat Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the development of projects related to the conservation of bio-diversity and its habitat.
Member of the IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature since 2010.
Its main objective is to contribute to the conservation of endangered species both nationally and internationally.
To achieve this goal the foundation has an executive and operating team that plans, designs and implements the different projects and activities.
CBD-Habitat Foundation has been entered onto the official register of the Ministry of Environment since 1999 and in the NGO’s Development Register under the Foreign Office as an attaché to the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation since 2003.
The main line of work is the conservation of endangered species and their habitats, as well as promoting the development of cooperation projects and environmental education.
In Spain it has implemented projects such as the conservation of some of the most emblematic and endangered species, as for instance, the Iberian Lynx, the Iberian imperial eagle, Bonelli’s eagle, the black stork and the black vulture. In West Africa (Mauritania, Morocco, Guinea Bissau, Senegal) and Madeira (Portugal) it has developed ongoing conservation projects for species such as the Mediterranean monk seal, gazelles and Sahel-Saharan antelopes (mohor antelope, addax antelope and Dorcas gazelle), hippopotamus and African manatee.
The CBD-Habitat Foundation also develops a project of international cooperation, which manages a hotel complex that provides an alternative and sustainable development for local people in Guinea Bissau.
The best way to promote environmental awareness and respect for nature and for the development of truly sustainable societies is to provide the population with information and to offer them more efficient alternatives of management for the available resources as an alternative to the current models. To this end, the Foundation incorporates in each of their projects; education, awareness and transcending campaigns aimed to the general public and those sectors closely linked to conservation and development, reinforcing specific strategies tailored made to handle each Project.