FLORIDA  KEYS

TROPICAL RESEARCH ECOLOGICAL EXCHANGE INSTITUTE

OUR PROGRAMS:

Ecological

Conservation

Natural Medicine

Research and Development

Natural and Cultural

Heritage Interpretation

and Education

Sustainable

Communities

Conservation, preservation and enhancement of critical habitat for endangered species in the Caribbean rim are a very high priority of the TREE Institute. The protection of biodiversity in our rich Caribbean ecological setting is a key piece of the TREE Institute's Mission. Funding the fight to stem the continued loss of many of our important plants and animals in the region has become a high priority objective for us every year.

A major objective of the TREE Institute is to encourage, promote and orchestrate the research necessary to further the discovery and development of beneficial medicinal compounds derived from naturally occurring plant material. Only 5% of all the plants on Earth have been researched for their potential uses to better mankind. Extensive research will be necessary to accomplish our goal of utilizing plants and trees to solve today’s critical issues associated with health care, conservation and clean air. The Institute funds programs that promote the research and discovery of important natural medicines from native flora and fauna of the Caribbean rim.

A major objective of the TREE Institute is to encourage, promote and implement programs that are involved in preserving and interpreting the rich, natural and cultural history of the Caribbean rim. As modernization and suburbanization rapidly consume our landscape and indigenous cultures, it is extremely important to save the last vestiges of our cultural traditions around the globe. The Institute funds programs that promote the preservation and interpretation of important natural and cultural resources within the Caribbean rim.

A major objective of the TREE Institute is to encourage, promote and orchestrate sustainable community development in the Caribbean. As our scarce natural resources are consumed around the globe, the cost of powering and integrating our human settlements into the local ecological setting becomes more and more prohibitive. The Institute funds programs that promote sustainable community planning and design efforts in the Caribbean rim.

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