Tropica Verde: „Help instead of whining“

Under this motto, TROPICA VERDE e.V. was founded in 1989 by a group of Frankfurt biologists as a non-profit association to take action against the destruction of tropical rainforests.

Public relations and education work in Germany

In the early years, TROPICA VERDE e.V.’s work focused on public relations in Germany. The destruction of tropical habitats should increasingly be brought into the consciousness of the people. A project group founded especially for this purpose successfully set the goal of bringing rainforest into classrooms, lecture theaters and seminars with exciting slide shows.

Support for nature and environmental protection measures

Since 1989, TROPICA VERDE e.V. has successfully promoted and supported numerous conservation projects. However, as before, species and habitat protection costs money. Through membership fees, donations and funding, Tropica Verde acquires funds for work in the projects and in Germany. All board and club members work on a voluntary basis, so that the majority of the revenue can flow into the nature conservation measures. The remainder will finance the work of the Information Office.

An essential aspect of the work of TROPICA VERDE e.V. is the cooperation with local organizations and the local population. This is a strategy that TROPICA VERDE e.V. has been following from the beginning and is also the basis for the successful implementation of the species protection projects promoted by the association.

It was possible to start with the donation funds by supporting concrete conservation projects. Personal contacts and the special situation in the region led to the commitment on the Central American land bridge, in Costa Rica. At the time of the association’s founding, this was one of the countries with the highest rate of deforestation worldwide. The consequences of this exploitation of nature were increasingly felt. Relative political stability and legal certainty offered the prospect of sustainable implementation of safeguard measures. The open-mindedness and the commitment of many people to the nature of their land made it possible to cooperate with local environmental groups.

The association’s magazine, ‚THE TUKAN‘, continues to provide background information to members of the public and regularly informs members and sponsors about the work of TROPICA VERDE eV Within a short time, the association became known beyond the borders of the Rhine-Main region, not least also by numerous mentions in press and radio.


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