Instituto Forestal Latinoamericano
This Venezuelan non-governmental organisation has assembled the largest data bank on forestry in Latin America with some 25,000 references.
The Institute conducts research and training on tropical forest management.
Fundacion para la Defensa de la Naturalez (FUDENA)
An influential Venezuelan foundation which publishes research studies on habitats, fauna and flora, FUDENA uses the media extensively to promote environmental awareness.
The founder and current coordinator of an environmental education programme for children in Venezuela called "Ecological Games". She initiated this programme in 1979 with 50 children in Caracas, and has involved more than 16,000 children from 15 cities around the country. It organises games and informal activities in the country-side for children in the urban areas. The objectives of the programme are to promote the children's sensitivity towards nature, allowing them to discover their role in changing the public's behaviour toward the environment