In many parts of Latin America and the Caribbean environmental conservation remains a challenge not only in rural areas but also in urban settings. At PADF we believe that protecting and conserving the environment are not just good ideas, but necessary steps to ensure that communities in urban and rural areas can safeguard their ecological heritage as a way to preserve the environment for future generations and ensure economic growth.

For this reason, PADF works with local communities, farmers, land-owners, government officials, youth, children, and teachers to promote conservation, increase interest in the environment, raise awareness, and educate them about the important natural treasures found in their communities and the importance of preserving them. 

Over the years PADF has also worked with communities to plant tens of millions of trees, providing seedlings and technical support to local farmers, while teaching residents about energy alternatives as a way to reduce the impact of deforestation on local economies.