INSPIRED by the principles inherent in human dignity and guided by a precautionary, participatory, transdisciplinary, and collaborative approach, we integrate the multidimensional role offered by the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of coastal systems.
WE RECOGNIZE the intrinsic value of natural environments and all of its elements. We work to safeguard the ecosystems and environmental services provided by their habitats, species and associated cultural wealth.
WE BELIEVE in the implementation of conservation strategies for fragile and diverse environments that reflect the social and ecological needs of the local territories, in order to increase efforts to protect areas of national importance and ensure the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems.
WE WANT to ensure the protection of natural systems through the recognition of the cultural, social, environmental processes and economic needs that are hosted in the various territories.
WE WORK on the practical implementation of international agreements and domestic legislation that recognize and ensure the rights of indigenous peoples and the conservation of biological diversity.
Costa Humboldt’s main objective is to improve the health of the diverse marine ecosystems in Chile, providing sustainable habitats for the benefit of local communities coupled with the preservation of the biodiversity of the most productive, resilient and unique ecoregions on our planet.
Attaining this objective in the medium and long term requires a coordinated inter-sectoral effort, involving the government, the private sector, NGOs, local communities and academia. To achieve our main objective we have designed a strategic plan aimed at articulating a clear vision of the way forward for the biocultural conservation of the Chilean coasts.
Theory of Change
The health of Chilean coastal marine ecosystems is stable and resilient to climate change and human impacts, thanks to the understanding and integration of the various socio-ecological dimensions through concrete actions for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and the recognition and scaling up of local bioecological and cultural protection processes, ensuring human well-being and the maintenance of traditional life systems.
The lines of action are the paths through which our five strategies run; it is impossible for us to set strategic objectives without ensuring ongoing work over time in each line of action. These are the basis on which the strategies can be developed, thus advancing simultaneously towards the main objective.