The Biodiversity Conservation Colombia Foundation was created in 2016 by Jacob Stanley Griffiths and Erika Patricia Lopez as an initiative to support projects aimed at conserving the biodiversity of fauna and flora of Malpelo . Although the foundation is independent in its legal registration , it works as an extension of the Biodiversity Conservation Trust-Australia sponsored by Jacobs family, originary from the island of Mauritius, in which they also manage a variety of conservation projects in various parts of the world including the Island of Madagascar. Since 2016, we have been working non stop with multiples entries to the area of Malpelo and gaining experience and developing a sustainable strategy to maintain the presence of our project in the area .Today, we have a complete and renew platform with experienced crew in the area of the sanctuary and we have achieve excellent results during all this years. (Updates in the Blog )
The main objective of the entity is to promote the conservation of the ecosystem and species in the Malpelo-Colombia area and other areas with conservation interest, as well as environmental preservation through improvement projects and research initiatives.
We will establish strategic alliances with Parques Nacionales Naturales and other NGOs like Fundacion Malpelo that has been working in the area for more than two decades and with Colombian state entities and thus achieve a better impact and reach in conservation projects. Currently, the foundation is working under one of these alliances in the area of the Sanctuary of Fauna and Flora Malpelo.
Through experience in the current Protect Malpelo-Silky project, the aim is to improve operating systems, adapt new cutting-edge technological resources and maximize the use of clean energy, in order to create a sustainable model for vessels that serve as a work platform for park rangers and / or officials who operate in different marine conservation sites of difficult access.