The goal is to make a strong commitment to young talent, and for this reason, Barraquer will contribute to the new ‘Forests of the Future Fund’, which we are launching this 2023 at CREAF, specifically to the new ‘Impulse Grants’ program to help promote Applied Forest Ecology research at the center. Thanks to this support, a young predoctoral researcher will be able to continue advancing in their scientific research, contributing to providing answers and solutions to adapt our Mediterranean forests to the major challenges of global change, which we must face together if we want to achieve the unique health of the planet and people.
Thanks to this support, a young predoctoral researcher will be able to continue advancing in their scientific research.
As part of this partnership, CREAF and the Centre Barraquer will carry out various joint actions to promote excellent scientific research, adaptation of forests to climate change, knowledge, awareness and connection of society with local nature, and the involvement of citizens in collaborative science. How? Among other things, we will work together to carry out various scientific-environmental awareness-raising and outreach activities, which we will put into practice with the Barraquer team by promoting various citizen science projects of CREAF, such as our Alerta Forestal project. This project allows monitoring the health status of forests through photographs taken by volunteer participants. Thanks to this collaboration, the Barraquer family and their team will also have the opportunity to become citizen ambassadors of ecology science to help raise awareness about the importance of the problems already affecting Mediterranean forests and to ensure healthy natural ecosystems, as well as our role as a responsible and committed society in monitoring and obtaining scientific data to find solutions and together achieve true global health.
The collaboration falls under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aims to help committed companies like Barraquer create a positive impact by aligning and contributing to climate action (SDG 13) and life on land (SDG 15). Through these types of strategic public-private collaborations (SDG 17), we combine efforts to address global social, economic, and environmental challenges through excellent scientific evidence and an informed and engaged citizenry in decision-making. The aid associated with the collaboration, like others made through the Business Collaboration Agreement with CREAF’s projects, is channeled through our affiliated foundation, the Fundació Terra.
Let's have a view through the forests of the future
The Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre is a leading medical institution in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of ocular diseases. Since 1941, it has been providing comprehensive ophthalmic care to patients from all over the world, thanks to a medical team of more than 30 highly specialized and renowned ophthalmologists. In addition to providing a differential human quality in patient care, the center diversifies its activity with three other areas of action: education, research, and social work. The company has decided to enrich its corporate social responsibility and for this reason, it is now committed to collaborating with ecology science, to promote careful management of biodiversity and the health of our natural environments, an aspect that is recognized as crucial for a sustainable future and vital for people’s health. The drive to take on the responsibility of promoting a healthy and resilient environment led them to create the #TinguemVista initiative last year. Thanks to this campaign, they will join forces to contribute to local actions, and in 2023, they have made a clear commitment to the science of CREAF.
This new business collaboration adds to the efforts we are driving from CREAF to establish new strategic relationships, framed within our ‘Philanthropy and Private Sector Alliances‘ office. This office is responsible for establishing connections between CREAF and the private sector, including entities and individuals, weaving synergies and sharing new opportunities for direct collaboration between society and ecology science developed by CREAF, with the added value offered by strategic scientific philanthropy.