THE CASE FOR
Casa Congo is a Nicaraguan conservation movement with a mission to empower communities with skills & tools for sustainable development. We run a school in El Astillero that provides conservation education and ecotourism services. Our practice is founded on four pillars: ecology, ocean advocacy, built environments and community.
Our conservation efforts are focused on the Chacocente Wild Refuge and the ecosystem services it provides. By doing so, we create jobs that support the economic recovery of Nicaragua, whilst also regenerating the natural environment. We support local community leaders to become sustainability advocates and protagonists of their own change.
We're a registered non-profit organization in Canada, and a social enterprise / community cooperative in Nicaragua.
OUR IMPACT In 2019
12,500 turtles saved
9,000 trees planted
15 tonnes of waste removed from beaches
10,000 hours of ecotourism employment for local community
130 Nicaraguan participants in ecology education
50 international volunteers