Foundation Grupo Argos

The Grupo Argos Foundation works on a comprehensive management of water resources to improve the quality of life of people and protect sensitive ecosystems.

Grupo Argos Foundation 2018 report

 

  • Through water protection we carry out programs to protect strategic natural ecosystems to ensure the country's biodiversity, such as the eight protected areas that we are promoting along with National Natural Parks and we carry out initiatives to build basic infrastructure.
  • We participate in three water funds that promote the protection of watersheds, thus, supplying the populations of Valle de Aburra, Cartagena and the towns of Montes de Maria.
  • Our Verde Vivo environmental education program reaches out to more than 140 schools in the country and benefits more than 40,000 students annually.
  • In the Conservamos la Vida program, we protect 11,000 km2 of ecosystems where the Andean bear has its habitat.
  • We also work with Argos and Celsia, Cornare and Amazonas Foundation on the Huella Viva project that articulates three aspects: water, biodiversity and the development of a territory of peace in the region of Samana Norte and Rioclaro.

We generate alliances to ensure greater impact and sustainability in the programs we implement:

  • We collaborate with expert organizations, such as the von Humboldt Institute, WWF, WCS, The Nature Conservancy or the Natura Foundation, among others, which guarantee adequate intervention in conservation and environmental protection.
  • We develop the programs hand in hand with the communities and local organizations that know the territories.
  • We work hand in hand with the national, regional and local authorities in the territories, which guarantees the development of the programs in accordance with the national plans for the protection of biodiversity.

 

Social programs for regional development and social transformation.

  • With the Scholarship program we promote the comprehensive training of many young people by facilitating their access to higher education and strengthening their leadership abilities and sense of belonging to their territories.
  • We lead the Business Volunteering through which we foster the commitment to social transformation within Grupo Argos and its subsidiaries.
Cabo Manglares, in the department of Nariño (Colombia), is one of the protected reserves within the framework of the Alliance for the Conservation of Biodiversity, Territory and Culture.

Cabo Manglares, in the department of Nariño (Colombia), is one of the protected reserves within the framework of the Alliance for the Conservation of Biodiversity, Territory and Culture.

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The spectacled bear is unique in South America and in the project Conserve Life we have already signed more than 25 conservation agreements to protect a territory through which you can move safely

The spectacled bear is unique in South America and in the project Conserve Life we have already signed more than 25 conservation agreements to protect a territory through which you can move safely

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The puma is another of the mammals whose habitat we are looking to protect by the agreements reached with the farmers in the Huella Viva project that we developed in Colombia.

The puma is another of the mammals whose habitat we are looking to protect by the agreements reached with the farmers in the Huella Viva project that we developed in Colombia.

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The work with the communities is essential for the conservation of the Canal de Dique in Cartagena (Colombia).

The work with the communities is essential for the conservation of the Canal de Dique in Cartagena (Colombia).

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In our biodiversity corridors in Sucre and Bolívar (Colombia) hundreds of animal species have found a place to live safely.

In our biodiversity corridors in Sucre and Bolívar (Colombia) hundreds of animal species have found a place to live safely.

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In Barú (Colombia) we develop a conservation project of more than 500 hectares to protect the tropical dry forest.

In Barú (Colombia) we develop a conservation project of more than 500 hectares to protect the tropical dry forest.

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 Traducir del: inglés 185/5000 Cuenca Verde is an alliance in which Grupo Argos participates, which seeks to protect the La Fe and Rio Grande II basins, which supply the Aburrá Valley (Colombia) with water resources.

Traducir del: inglés 185/5000 Cuenca Verde is an alliance in which Grupo Argos participates, which seeks to protect the La Fe and Rio Grande II basins, which supply the Aburrá Valley (Colombia) with water resources.

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 Reverde C is a program that seeks to protect the watersheds of Valle del Cauca, through the planting of millions of native trees.

Reverde C is a program that seeks to protect the watersheds of Valle del Cauca, through the planting of millions of native trees.

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