Fundación Loma Quita Espuela, Inc. (FLQE)
is a private, nonprofit organization, founded on March 22, 1990.
for creating the FLQE was the need to protect the natural resources of the reserve Loma Quita Espuela. FLQE's mission is to develop actions to ensure a balance between conservation and wise usage of natural resources of the reserve Loma Quita Espuela. Also the foundation tries improving the quality of life in the communities that are directly linked to the reserve.
The methodology implemented
in the institution is participatory where communities are part of the decision-making together with the management of the foundation.
The main ideologues
were Dr.Alfonso Moreno Martínez, the first president, Dr.Johannes Hager, from the German Development Service (DED), Dr. Ramón Ovidio Sanchez, Tony Santos, agronomist of the Secretary of State for Agriculture (SEA) and Ing Jose Marcano, National University Pedro Enriquez Urena (UNPHU).
This team developed the Management Plan
of Loma Quita Espuela which consists of the idea to establish this area with components of sustainable agriculture, community education, forestery and conservation and management of the rainforest.
Maria Altagracia Camillo