SELVA-Vida Sin Fronteras

25 years on the frontlines of the Amazon



SELVA-Vida Sin Fronteras (SVSF) -RAINFOREST-Life Without Frontiers-  is an internationally recognized independent ACTION oriented and non- profit NGO, founded by Mariana Almeida in Ecuador in 1997, in 2010 by Lourens de Groot in The Netherlands and in 2018 in the United States by Karen Cecilia von Holck. Our institutional philosophy is guided by the principle that Nature and all forms of life have the inalienable Right to exist.”

The mission of SELVA-Vida Sin Fronteras is to protect the flora and fauna of the Amazon Rainforest, its ancestral indigenous communities and the Galapagos Archipelago and Marine Reserve. Across the globe, we partner with civil society, multilateral & bilateral Organizations, Universities, research institutions and NGO’s in order to attain our objectives.

Over the past 25 years, SELVA-Vida Sin Fronteras has transcended the realm of hypothesis, as all our Programs and Projects are successfully being implemented in the field for a minimum period of ten years.

“Key elements that serve to bond SVSF’s relationship with Amazon indigenous communities is having joined efforts for thirty years and the concept of reciprocity. We recognize the fundamental role that the Ancestral inhabitants of the rainforest have in protecting this particularly crucial eco- system for humanity. Subsequently, and in reciprocity, our services aimed to benefit their welfare come with no strings attached; without requesting remuneration, without politics or party affiliation and without imposing religious beliefs.”

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