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National Council for Agriculture and Forest Research
http://www.coniaf.org.do/
CONIAF is a decentralized institution of the Dominican government, which seeks to strengthen, stimulate and guide the Sistema Nacional de Generación y Transferencia de Tecnología Agropecuaria y Forestal (National Agricultural and Forestry Technology Generation and Transfer System). It offers financing through a research fund, which drives the development of scientific and technological capabilities in public and private institutions.

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Directorate of Protected Areas
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
Seeks to contribute to the conservation of biodiversity, natural and cultural heritage and environmental services, through the management of a national protected area system, which is in charge of executing regulations and policies, enforcing sustainable use, and promoting community integration, research and coverage.

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Directorate of Biodiversity and Wild Life
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/

Evaluates and regulates wildlife and biodiversity nationwide, seeking their preservation and sustainable use, by means of research and the management of a national and international regulation system.


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Directorate of Environmental Quality
http://www.medioambiente.gov.do/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=53&Itemid=126
Seeks to guarantee that human activities that take place in the country are in line with established environmental quality standards and regulations.

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Directorate of Conservation and Management
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
In charge of the organization, conservation and management of marine coastal resources, by enforcing policies that will enable their sustainable use, developing management plans that guarantee their adequate handling, in order to better preserve the ecosystems of which they are comprised.

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Directorate of Environmental Education
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/

Seeks to contribute to the development of ongoing civic education processes, of formal, informal and non-formal nature, with the purpose of creating awareness and developing values, concepts, attitudes, and skills for the protection of the environment and the sustainable use of natural resources.


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Directorate of Environmental Assessment
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
Seeks to guarantee that impact studies, environmental impact assessments, and the environmental impact statement in both public and private projects are conducted within established regulations.

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Directorate of Aggregate Extraction and Inventory
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
Seeks to promote the rational exploitation of material deposits on the earth's crust, without affecting stream beds and other aquifers.

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Directorate of Information on the Environment and Natural Resources
http://sig.medioambiente.gob.do/siap/domwelcome.html
Responsible for spatial information on the environment and natural resources, on social-environmental topics, and on the country's territorial vulnerability.

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Directorate of Forest Research, Extension and Training
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
Seeks to provide the country with the most up-to-date information on forest-related issues, obtained through research that has and will take place in the country or in areas of other countries which can be applied to the Dominican Republic. In addition, it is responsible for providing the country with qualified and trained personnel for tasks related to forest issues. Also in charge of Forest Extension tasks.

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Directorate of Forest Zoning and Policy
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
Provides advice for the creation and follow up of policies, plans and programs related to forest activities.

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Directorate of Forest Protection
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
Supervises the protection and sustainable management of forest resources.

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Directorate of Fishing Resources
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
Responsible for establishing a sustainable fishing system, based on the principle of responsible fishing, as well as coordination of the aquaculture sector, the enforcement of control policies for fishing resources, management and follow up of the entire sector.

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Directorate of Reforestation Management
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
Seeks to promote and guarantee forest repopulation within the framework of the nation's forestry policy and regulations that govern its use.

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General Directorate of Wild Life and Biodiversity
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
Evaluates and regulates the nation's wildlife and biodiversity seeking its preservation and sustainable use, through research and management of a national and international regulation system.

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Service Stations
http://www.medioambiente.gov.do/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=206&Itemid=130
Enforces fishing policies outlined by the Undersecretariat with the objective of organizing fishing in a sustainable manner, so that it is conducted responsibly by fishermen throughout the country, both in marine and coastal areas, and in freshwater ecosystems, including artificial dams. In order to achieve this, the service stations are responsible for organizing and updating the National Record of fishermen, watercrafts and fishing techniques.

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National Forum on Protected Areas
www.foroap.net.do
Foro Nacional de áreas Protegidas (National Forum for Protected Areas) is an ongoing space for the interaction between Dominican organizations belonging to civic society, and relevant actors in the country, to contribute to the consolidation and creation of a National Protected Area System in the Dominican Republic.

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Regional Forest Management Offices
http://www.medioambiente.gov.do/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=207&Itemid=128
Seeks to promote and guarantee forest repopulation and the sustainable management of forest resources in the framework of the nation's forest policies and the standards that regulate their use, as well as enforce national operational activities related to forest management in each corresponding region.

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Institute of Community, Environmental and Energetic Development
http://www.idecae.org/
Instituto de Desarrollo Comunitario, Ambiental y Energético, Inc." (IDECAE) is a private, non-profit organization, legally incorporated under the laws of the Dominican Republic, the objective of which is to work in favor of community development and environmental protection, through cultural and educational activities, sports, and community, energetic and environmental projects in general.

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Dominican Institute of Integrated Development
www.iddi.org
Seeks to develop bio-sustainable communities, thus improving socio-economic conditions and striving to promote respect for the environment.

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Dominican Institute of Farming and Forest Research
www.idiaf.gov.do
Instituto Dominicano de Investigaciones Agropecuarias y Forestales, IDIAF, is a governmental institution dedicated to agricultural and forestry research in the Dominican Republic.

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National Institute of Drinking Water and Sanitation
www.inapa.gov.do
Instituto Nacional de Aguas Potables y Alcantarillados (INAPA), is an autonomous institution responsible for the zoning, coordination, consulting, design, construction, supervision, maintenance and administration of drinking water systems; the collection, disposal and treatment of residual and rain waters, both urban and rural, nationwide, with the exceptions of the city of Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic and the provinces of Santiago, Puerto Plata, Moca, Espaillat and la Romana.

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National Institute of Water Resources
www.indrhi.gov.do

INDRHI seeks to promote better living conditions and welfare for families and individuals in our nation, by means of preservation and proper rational use of water resources, thus guaranteeing the availability of this resource, with the highest quality standards, in appropriate amounts, to be used in a fair and timely fashion, with emphasis on the irrigation sub-sector.


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Directorate of Fishing Resources
http://www.medioambiente.gov.do/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=66&Itemid=130
Responsible for establishing a sustainable fishing system, based on the principle of responsible fishing, as well as coordination of the aquaculture sector, the enforcement of control policies for fishing resources, management and follow up of the entire sector.

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Superior Institute of Agriculture
http://www.isa.edu.do/

ISA's mission is to drive economic and social development in the Dominican Republic, through the development and training of human resources, generation and transfer of technology and the supply of services aimed at contributing to the development of the agricultural and industrial sectors and to the sustained management of natural resources.


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National Botanic Garden
www.jbn-sdq.org
The botanical garden has the largest collection of plants in the island of La Hispaniola housed within its facilities in the botany department. It is known as the Herbarium. It also houses museums that exhibit the most important dioramas in the Dominican Republic.

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Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
Its objective is the enforcement of an integrated national policy for the conservation, protection and regulation of natural resources and the environment, with the view of achieving sustainable development on the Dominican Republic.

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National Service for Environmental Protection
www.ambiente.gob.do/
Seeks to enforce regulations set forth by Law No. 64-00 on the Environment and Natural Resources, as well as any other disposition, law or regulation issued by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources or any other institution of Dominican government power in relation to the protection of the environment and natural resources.

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Undersecretariat for Protected Areas and Biodiversity
www.ambiente.gob.do/
Contributes to the preservation of biodiversity in the entire national territory, as the basis for sustainable development and improvement in the quality of living conditions, through the administration of a national system of protected areas and the enforcement of standards and regulations in the Dominican Republic.

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Undersecretariat for Environmental Education and Information
www.ambiente.gob.do/
Supports development policies through the generation of spatial information in relation to natural and environmental resources, of socio-economic relevance. It also strives to drive and develop educational policies aimed at transforming social behaviors in favor of the environment and natural resources for sustainable development.

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Undersecretariat for Environmental Management
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
Seeks to guarantee a healthy and safe environment for present and future generations.

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Undersecretariat for Coastal and Marine Resources
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
Regulates the management, conservation and sustainable use of coastal and marine resources, as well as internal waters of the Dominican Republic, within the framework of sustainability, keeping in mind the four main pillars of this concept: poverty, population, technology and quality of life.

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Undersecretariat for Forest Resources
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
Seeks to promote and guarantee forest repopulation and the sustainable development of forest resources, by enforcing the nation's forest policies and the laws that regulate their use. The undersecretariat also seeks to provide the most up-to-date information on forest related issues, obtained from research conducted in the country and in areas of other countries that may be applied to the Dominican Republic.

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Undersecretariat for Soil and Water
http://www.ambiente.gob.do/
Created with the purpose of managing soil and water resources in an integrated and sustainable manner, in order to improve the conditions and quality of life of communities living in drainage basin regions of the Dominican Republic.

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State Secretariat for Agriculture
http://www.agricultura.gob.do
The Dominican agricultural sector follows a vision of turnkey rural development in the long-term, which facilitates compromise and coordination with the other sectors that comprise the nation's economy. This vision promotes fundamental relations which are important to the agricultural sector if it is to have the ability to transform into a productive structure, to increase the value of the rural environment, and to achieve sustainability in its development and human resource models.