Conservation Model for Sustainability
Conservation requires a multidimensional approach, that means that is not enough just to consider environmental and ecological issues, but to contemplate other dimensions so it can be effective.
Conservation requires a multidimensional approach that exceeds the strictly ecological issues.
Effective Conservation requires working in five dimensions simultaneously; the environmental dimension, the social dimension, the cultural dimension, the economic dimension, and the institutional dimension, which is essential to protect conservation; that is the reason why it is at the center of the multidimensional approach.
Conservation requires to know, understand and monitor the species who live the territories, specially those who are threatened by anthropogenic factors, in order to promote solutions that reduce their threats. MERI Foundation works in alliance with national and international institutions in order to develop scientific research, environmental education programs and bonding activities related to the territory.
Territorial relevance is achieved by prioritizing the Conservation Objects in each territory where the Effective Conservation Model -Elemental Reserves- is applied. The Conservation Objects can be vulnerables and threatened species or ecosystems, and Meri Foundation action plans, both in science, environmental education, and community bonding are aimed at minimizing the treats and the gaps of knowledge of these Conservation Objects in order to strengthen the active role of the community and the whole society in its conservation.
In this way, MERI Foundation seeks to protect biological diversity from a multidimensional and comprehensive perspective, because it understand that humans are part of this diversity and that a healthy environment directly affects the health of all species that live in this planet.