We Tackle The Last Mile

Human well-being and the health of the environment are inextricably linked, but conservation and development efforts remain largely siloed and externally driven. As a result, efforts to improve the lives of people and preserve nature in the world’s last wild places rarely succeed over the long-term. It’s time for a change.

Legado focuses on high biodiversity areas that are also home to indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs), including some of the most remote and often threatened “last mile” places on the planet. In these places, IPLCs often rely on surrounding natural resources for their daily needs and livelihoods and can face serious challenges such as food insecurity and limited access to health care, education, and economic opportunities. Given this interdependency, a thriving future depends on integrated, legacy-based approaches.