Our Strategy

Legado offers a new, dynamic approach to conservation that creates Thriving Futures— where people live in thriving places. Our strategy revolves around the understanding that collective futures are largely determined by daily decisions at the individual level. Our work begins with, and continuously amplifies, Personal Legacy, or Legado, in Portuguese and Spanish.

Here’s how we support Legacy-based Thriving Futures:

The Legado Model

What started in the most remote and biodiverse mountains of Africa’s Great Rift Valley is now spreading across the globe. Today, backed by some of  the world’s most influential conservation funders and decision-makers, Legado deploys an innovative and holistic approach to address complex conservation challenges — our result is Thriving Futures.

Realizing a Thriving Future in a globally prioritized biodiversity area means recognizing the interdependence between environmental health and the well-being of people— made up of education, health, income/economics, land and resource rights, and culture. Only when these interdependent needs are met will a Thriving Future materialize for a community and its surrounding biodiversity.

Read More About our Strategy In Action